The joke behind Michelle Obama’s eye roll revealed by lip reader [VIDEO]

Posted at 8:22 PM, Jan 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-23 20:45:29-05

Lip reading expert Larry Wenig believes he has decoded the comment by Speaker of the House John Boehner that prompted one of the best viral moments from the inauguration — Michelle Obama rolling her eyes in apparent disgust.

Wenig told Inside Edition that Boehner had leaned over to ask the president if he was going to have a smoke after giving the inaugural address.  Obama claims to have given up smoking for his wife, and Boehner reportedly added, “Somebody won’t let you do it.”  That was the comment that sparked the eye roll, according to Wenig.

Other lip readers have tried (and failed) to decipher the moment, so this may end up just being a theory.  Who knows, maybe @FLOTUS will take to Twitter to end the suspense herself?