January 26th, 2013

Lip reader finally solves the Michelle-eye-roll mystery…

…that’s been burning up the blogosphere ever since the inauguration (even though I’ve somehow, with almost superhuman strength, managed to avoid writing about it till now).

The answer? A smoking joke, combined with a hen-pecked husband joke (hmmm; “hen-pecked” can’t possibly be politically correct, can it?), by Speaker John Boehner (“speaker” in two senses of the word):

Lip reader Larry Wenig tells “Inside Edition” that Boehner asked President Obama — a longtime smoker who claims to have kicked the habit — if he’d had a chance to have a cigarette before the luncheon. The speaker, a chain smoker, then quipped, “Somebody [Michelle] won’t let you do it.”

Are you not glad we’ve cleared that up?

[Hat tip: Althouse.]

5 Responses to “Lip reader finally solves the Michelle-eye-roll mystery…”

  1. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    The video I saw of that appears to end right wear Obama’s finger is headed to his nose.

  2. oldflyer Says:

    Thanks. Maybe I can sleep better.

  3. Gary Rosen Says:

    “The video I saw of that appears to end right wear Obama’s finger is headed to his nose.”

    Then there was the video where his finger was headed towards the current SoS when he was running against her in the 2008 Dem primaries.

  4. RigelDog Says:

    I thought that it was a very tacky comment and that Michelle was understandably irritated by it. But…she’s the First Lady and should refrain from eye-rolling when she’s in public.

  5. holmes Says:

    It does put a different spin on it. Not a very good quip from the speaker, but I’m not sure he’s all that bright anyway.

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