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January 23, 2013

Michelle Obama’s Famous Eye-Roll at Inauguration 2013 Explained

It was the eye-roll seen around the world. Michelle Obama threw some serious shade at Speaker of the House John Boehner at the post-inauguration luncheon. What’s with the icy reaction?

The eye-roll code has been cracked. Lip-reader extraordinaire Larry Wenig told Inside Edition what all the hoopla was about.

According to Wenig, President Barack Obama asked Boehner if he’d had a chance to smoke before the luncheon. Obama has quit smoking while Boehner still loves his cigarettes.

Boehner then joked, “Somebody won’t let you do it.” That somebody is obviously the first lady. Cue serious eye-rolling from Michelle.

There you have it. The eye-roll of the year decoded!