At the very beginning of the Hofstra University presidential debate, “moderator” Candy Crowley announced the rules of the road and noted that the “audience has agreed to be polite and attentive — no cheering, no booing, or outbursts of any sort.”

But many debate watchers on Twitter noticed that First Lady Michelle Obama — in bright pink in the bottom right-hand corner of the cutaway shown on Fox News (we’ve screen-capped it above) — clapped loudly, vigorously, and ostentatiously during the shameful Obama/Crowley tag-team against Romney over what the president said in the Rose Garden about Benghazi.

https://twitter.com/InfidelJustice/status/258399083193061376

https://twitter.com/SZSTCB/status/258391913638555648

Watch it for yourselves:

As usual, there are no consequences when an Obama breaks the rules.

19 days until Election Day…

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