Lip Reader: Smoking Joke Behind Michelle Eye Roll

'Not true,' says Boehner spokesman

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 23, 2013 2:16 AM CST | Updated Jan 23, 2013 3:00 AM CST

(Newser) – Michelle Obama's eye roll at the inauguration luncheon was triggered by a John Boehner crack about her husband's smoking habit, a lip-reading expert tells Inside Edition. Boehner asked Obama if he had had a cigarette before the meal, and Michelle rolled her eyes when the Republican quipped "Somebody won’t let you do it," the expert says. Obama quit smoking in 2010, while Boehner still lights up. The lip-reader's analysis is "not true," a spokesman for the Republican tells the Hill.

Boehner, possibly working on his next zinger, is seen next to the first couple at the inauguration luncheon.
Boehner, possibly working on his next zinger, is seen next to the first couple at the inauguration luncheon.   (timoxad)
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