…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.]