There are four ways to interpret what President Obama meant Wednesday when he said that his wife "doesn't go all the way down" at last night's fundraiser at the home of Glee creator Ryan Murphy. Obama was talking about Michelle Obama's push-up contest with Ellen DeGeneres, but perhaps he was also talking about their sex life.
Per the White House's transcript of the President's remarks. This is what Obama said:
So what to make of that?
1. The Maybe-About-BJs Interpretation. This tactic was taken by the Dallas Morning News' Todd Gillman, who, serving as White House pool reporter, relayed this version of events:
He warmed up with some jokes about the first lady’s appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show. “Michelle outdoes me in pushups as well,” he said, after saying that she’s taken some criticism on her technique “because she doesn’t go all the way down” – a line that he let hang, naughtily, provoking laughter from the crowd.
2. The Wimpy Non-interpretation. This was the take of the anonymous "BuzzFeed Staff," who posted Gilman's report under the headline "Did President Obama Just Make a Blowjob Joke?" as well as Politico's Byron Tau, who used the even more ambiguous headline, "Obama's joke?"