American Idol, Chris Christie, chic Frenchmen, lipstick, Marine One, an unintentional double entendre, back to the future, Anthony Weiner and Queen of Congressional Crazy Town. They all made their way into the national discourse this week. But how?

Let’s scroll!

1.) Back to the future?: Gov. Chris Christie sure looks comfortable with President Obama’s stuff, doesn’t he?


Gov. Chris Christie alighting from Marine One (Jason Reed/Reuters)

Gov. Chris Christie (Saul Loeb/Agence France-Press via Getty Images)

2.) Lipstick traces: Not everyone hates President Obama in Washington. The aunt of American Idol contestant Jessica Sanchez planted one on Obama at the White House celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Pity it landed on his collar. “I do not want to get in trouble with Michelle,”Obama said to laughter, “so I’m calling you out right in front of everybody.” Somehow, I don’t think FLOTUS is too worried.


(Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press)

3.) Mayoral timbre: I really hope New York City Democratic mayoral nomination challenger Bill Thompson is whispering to Anthony Weiner that he desperately needs a haircut. With his poll numbers (sorry there is no way around the double entendre here) inching up, I certainly hope he doesn’t see hair as a source of strength.


Anthony Weiner (right) and Bill Thompson (Mary Altaffer/Associated Press)

4.) French kiss: On May 18, France became the 14th nation on the planet to adopt marriage equality. On May 29, Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau became the first same-sex couple to wed in France. Amid cheers and protests at the city hall in Montpellier, the painfully chic couple celebrated their marriage. Adorable (pronounced the French way, of course)!


French newlyweds Vincent Autin (right) and Bruno Boileau (Boris Horvat/Agence France Press via Getty Images)

French newlyweds Vincent Autin (left) and Bruno Boileau (Arnold Jerocki/European Pressphoto Agency)

5.) Not shady, just fierce: I’ve already said my piece about the announced departure of the Queen of Congressional Crazy Town. But I have to add something else that is going to get me into a heap of trouble. It must be said because it’s true. Michele Bachmann looked fabulous.


Screenshot of Rep. Michele Bachmann’s  “I quit” (Associated Press)

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Jonathan Capehart is a member of the Post editorial board and writes about politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog.