First Lady Michelle Obama won the Internet on Monday with an epic eye roll at House Speaker John Boehner. Inside Edition took a closer look, employing a lip reader to decode what Boehner said to prompt the candid moment.
As it happens, Boehner was, in fact, not hitting on the the elegant woman to his right, but rather cracking wise about her husband’s former smoking habits. (Etiquette side note: Elbows off the table, Michelle!)
The lip reader believes Boehner is asking President Obama whether he had a chance to have a cigarette before the luncheon. Boehner is then allegedly caught saying, “Somebody won’t let you do it,” referring to Michelle.
The President gave up cigarettes three years ago; the Speaker is a known chain-smoker.