Michelle Obama’s Eye Roll Decoded: What Lip Readers Say Inspired Her Epic Reaction (VIDEO)

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michelle obama eye rollAt the Inauguration luncheon on Monday, Michelle Obama's eye roll directed toward Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner was the ocular expression heard 'round the world, and today, there's new insight as to what exactly might have inspired the First Lady's reaction. The journalistic geniuses over at Inside Edition hired a lip reader to decode the whole situation, and you won't believe what he uncovered. Supposedly, FLOTUS rolled her eyes because Boehner had made a joke about President Obama's smoking habit.

According to lip reader Larry Wenig, Boehner, a known chain-smoker, was asking President Obama if he had a chance to have a cigarette before the lunch, then gave Michelle a friendly poke and said, "Somebody won't let you do it."

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The president reportedly gave up smoking over two years ago, but some point out that his gum chewing during the Inaugural Parade may have been an effort to curb a still pestering nicotine habit.

Cancer-stick addiction aside, it's been a rough couple of months for Boehner and Obama. They've famously disagreed with one another on how to handle the fiscal cliff and even resorted to childish name calling during the seemingly never-ending stalemate. To say they were at odds is an understatement.

But, nothing like a good old bond over America's tobacco products to really push water under the bridge. The camaraderie that smokers share has been played out in pop culture for decades -- is it finally playing out in the White House?

Although Obama's been allegedly smoke-free for a couple years now, maybe a cigarette with Boehner is just what this country needs. A little amity between enemies at the beginning of the new term never hurt anyone.

Boehner's representatives are saying that the lip reading is "not true," and so far, no one else has decided to comment.


Believe this lip reading business?

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cmjaz cmjaz

Lol at the whole thing. He made a joke, she reacted. End of story

dirti... dirtiekittie

oh good grief. why isn't this non-news dead already?

Autum... Autumnleaves87

Looks like a "boys will be boys" kinda eyeroll to me... I make this at my husband and my son all the time.

No hate, no ambiguity, no underlying meaning.. just a "yeah yeah yeah, lets move on". Can we put this to bed now?

fave82 fave82

Epic?? Really?!

bills... billsfan1104

I actually agree with Autumn on this.

BiBi Frederick Waltslady

I agree with autumn too- it didnt seem like a STFU kind eye roll- it seemed more like a playful ugh here we go type of eyeroll... but damn can she roll them eyes- i thought they were gonna fall out of her head LOL

fleur... fleurdelys3110

Agree with Autumn. But again I am nor surprised that Maressa was the one to make mountains out of mole hills and that Lindsay was the one to put it to rest!

MrsYo... MrsYoung1287

I was thinking the same thing fave82

Anna Potts

well lets put something in prospective since you are all to dim witted to see. she like it or not is a public figure she should know better then to act with out tact, her husband is the leader however poor of our country. she has to have grace and act like a lady in public. you have no problem and i suspect you have acted like her many times and that is why you are not a public figure. simple gestures mean alot.

PonyC... PonyChaser

Wait. Everyone is speculating over an obvious "oh brother" eyeroll and NOBODY talks about Obama picking his nose three seconds later????

Seriously, people. THAT should be the issue!! He's at the table, for heaven's sake! PICKING HIS NOSE!!! yuk.

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