Congresswoman picks nose, puts finger in mouth on live TV

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Congresswoman Picks Nose, Puts Finger In Mouth On Live TV

Politicians should always try to stay out of trouble or "keep their noses clean," as the idiom goes -- but it appears Missouri congresswoman Ann Wagner took that idiom literally... and on live television.

Following the first round of Republican presidential debates on August 6th, Rep. Wagner joined KTVI to discuss the candidates' performances. It seems she was unaware cameras were rolling, because the 52 year old stuck her finger in her nose, then shoved it in her mouth.

Unsurprisingly, the clip went viral -- some commenters defended the congresswoman, saying she wasn't picking her nose. But a BuzzFeed user poll found three quarters of viewers believed she was picking a winner (not referring to the debate).

Maybe Wagner was preventing her lipstick from sticking to her teeth by doing the simple finger trick? By sticking a single finger into your mouth, closing your lips around it, and pulling, you remove all excess lipstick.

Either way, Wagner dug up some Internet gold.

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