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Obama explains lipstick on collar

12:48 PM, May 29, 2013   |    comments
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US President Barack Obama explains the lipstick on his collar after being kissed by an attendee before an event in the East Room of the White House May 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama attend the event to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Call it the case of the admiring aunt.

President Obama showed up at a White House event Tuesday evening with lipstick on his collar -- so he felt the need to make a public defense.

"I have to say I think I know the culprit," Obama said at a very friendly reception for Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. "Where is Jessica Sanchez?"

He quickly added, "it wasn't Jessica -- it was her aunt ... Where is she? ... Auntie! right there!

"Look at this!" Obama said, pointing to the tell-tale lipstick on her collar. "Look at this!"

The president then went to the real reason for his testimony: "I just want everybody to witness -- I do not want to be in trouble with Michelle. That's why I'm calling you out right in front of everybody."

USA TODAY

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