In a day filled with pomp and circumstance, tradition and pride, what do we Americans end up taking away from Inauguration Day? Silly YouTube clips and ridiculous GIFs from the day, of course. One in particular, featuring First Lady Michelle Obama, has tongues clucking more than the ruby-hued Jason Wu gown she wore to the Inaugural Balls last night ...
In the clip, taken during the post-inaugural luncheon, our FLOTUS is seated between our newly inaugurated POTUS and his arch nemesis House Speaker John Boehner. At one point, it looks like Boehner's chatting with Obama, makes a joke, and tries to get Michelle in on it. Her reaction? Well, it was probably best described by Tumblr blogger "Mattyrab" -- who was the first to share video of the exchange -- as a “historical moment in shade throwing.” Hoo boy!
Check it out ...
HA, see, so there you have it. Personally, I find it hilarious. And endearing! Everyone's flipping out because apparently, they prefer a Stepford-y FLOTUS (cough like Laura Bush) who will just sit there with a plastic frozen smile plastered to her face 24/7/365. But Michelle Obama is a brilliant, opinionated woman, who was clearly not amused by Boehner's joke. Or by his exchange with her husband. Or by the Republican himself, with whom her relationship has likely soured quite a bit in the wake of disagreement after disagreement on fiscal cliffs and debt ceilings galore. So, really, can you blame her for being visibly annoyed?
Geeze, when there's so much discord going on in D.C. and between her husband and an entire political party, I give her serious credit for looking as calm and content as she does 99.9 percent of the time. And it's not like we don't know that this is happening ... So when the First Lady reacts to John Boehner with not one, but two -- gasp! -- eye rolls, let's give her a break, eh? She's only human, and I'm sure she was only reacting as anyone else in her shoes would.
What do you think of Michelle Obama's eye rolls?
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