09/30/2011 02:08 pm ET Updated Nov 30, 2011

Rush Limbaugh: Michelle Obama Target Trip A Publicity Stunt, Media Conspiracy (AUDIO)

Rush Limbaugh mocked Michelle Obama's trip to Target on his Friday show, suggesting that the whole thing was a blatant publicity stunt.

The first lady was caught by an AP photographer while shopping at a Virginia Target. The photographer said that the whole thing was a coincidence. However, Limbaugh smelled a rat.

"It has gotten so bad they had to send Moochelle out there in a Lady Gaga-type getup," he said, using his preferred nickname for Obama. He noted that one of the things Obama appeared to be purchasing was Lysol, and scoffed at the idea that she actually needed to buy it for the White House.

"What a phony baloney plastic banana good time rock-and-roller optic photo op this was!" he said, concluding that the AP must have been tipped off in advance.

"You think the AP has photographers waiting outside stores for Moochelle to show up?" Limbaugh asked. "Who do they think we are?"

The first lady is a favorite subject of Limbaugh's. In February, he said that she didn't look as if she followed her own healthy eating advice. He's also had in-depth conversations about her wardrobe before.

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