Your persepctive is skewed. Michele Bachmann was a political candidate who made an appearance on a talk show as a political candidate. She is putting herself out there for scrutiny. She is not the wife of a sitting president who is appearing at a non partisan pro American military recognition ceremony. They had the veteran combat soldier there with his wife and kids and were trying to recognize his sacrifice and contribution. That is what it was about. This isn't something that should need explaining.