While watching last night’s farcical Benghazi interchange — during which the openly partisan moderator teamed up with Obama to disorient Romney with an audacious lie — I noticed a very obnoxious person clapping loudly in arrogant violation of the rules. Now I know who it was:
At the second presidential debate on Tuesday night, a camera caught first lady Michelle Obama clapping after moderator Candy Crowley told Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney that President Obama called the Benghazi attack an “act of terror” soon after the attack on the U.S. consulate.
Nearly all of the audible applause came from those sitting away from the actual debate, but when FOX News’ camera shot moved to a bird’s-eye view it became apparent that the only applause from the participating debate audience came from first lady Michelle Obama.
Needless to say, she had been told it was off limits to behave like this. From the rules both parties agreed to:
Article 9, Section A, Subsection 7: “All members of the debate audience will be instructed by the moderator before the debate goes on the air and by the moderator after the debate goes on the air not to applaud, speak, or otherwise participate in the debate by any means other than by silent observation, except as provided by the agreed upon rules of the October 16 town hall debate.”
But following rules is for the little people, not for the entitled.
The obnoxious hand-slapper, who should have been escorted out by security, preferably leaving a shoeprint on her prodigious behind, is seen in garish fuchsia at the bottom of the screen:
On tips from wingmann and Bob Roberts.