David Letterman, the late night comic who makes the jokes, evidently approved this brilliant number to come out of the writer’s room: After noting Obama appointed transgender woman Amanda Simpson to an administration post, announcer Alan Kalter would act all disgusted about how she “used to be a dude.” The activist clique is gonna get furious over this one and start calling for Letterman’s head. Which is totally their right! But if they’re willing to give Letterman a smidge of a pass, there’s another way of taking this joke:

By understanding the funny part is about Simpson being hot. Which — have you seen her? — she is. And that she’s accomplished passing as a woman — the ultimate goal of so many transgender women. If Kalter was fantasizing about her (thus, his being so upset upon learning she was born a man), that means her transition was that good.

Or, you know: OFF WITH HIS HEAD!

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