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First Lady Rolls Eyes During Obama-Boehner Conversation
President Barack Obama took the oath of office for the second time in as many days on Monday as he took office for his second term in the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama was in attendance throughout the day for the events, which included a lot of pageantry, not all of it enjoyed by the First Lady.
There was an Inauguration Day luncheon held on Monday. During the luncheon, Obama leaned back behind Michelle to speak with Speaker of the House John Boehner. Boehner is Republican and from Ohio. Boehner was sitting to the left of the First Lady. As Boehner issued his reply to the President, he tapped Michelle to see if she agreed with the response he gave. As the two men continued their discussion, Michelle provided all those in attendance with a look that made it seem as though she did not like Boehner’s response.
Despite their being a possible disagreement in the conversation between Obama and Boehner on the part of Michelle, both the First Lady and Boehner agreed that Obama should keep his comments short during the luncheon.
“Michelle and the speaker of the House came to a meeting of the minds that I may be delaying the proceedings too much,” Obama said. “And so I’m just going to be extraordinarily brief and say thank you.”