Friday, January 08, 2010

Naughty Letterperson

We read:
"Gay-rights group Human Rights Campaign has written to CBS’s Late Show With David Letterman demanding an apology for a skit that mocked President Obama’s transgender appointee to monitor military technology exports.

In a skit aired Tuesday night, Letterman announced that President Obama had appointed Amanda Simpson, a 30-year veteran of the defense and aerospace industries, to a Commerce Department position, and noted that Simpson had once been a man.

As a photo of Simpson came up on the screen, Alan Kalter, the show’s announcer, could be heard exclaiming, ‘What? Amanda? Amanda used to be a dude?’ Kalter is then seen running out of the studio, exclaiming ‘Oh my God!’ in what was jokingly meant to suggest a Crying Game-like punchline to a sexual relationship.”



Anonymous said...

Amanda is one confused sick puppy no matter how it's spun. Just what we need monitoring military techonlogy. Stormewaters

Anonymous said...

At least she had the balls to make the switch.

Bobby said...

I don't think she's confused, it can take them years to make the change. I don't know why anyone would want to do that, but I think you have to be pretty sure of yourself to spend $50,000+ on an irreversible operation.

Anonymous said...

Just what the Odumbo administration needs, another freak! Isn't the Dept. of Homeland Stupidity boss Butch Napalitano enough?

Bobby said...

She's a former test pilot which is a job that can kill you and requires great courage.

She worked at Raytheon Missile Systems, where she rose to the job of deputy director.

She has worked in the aerospace and defense industries for 30 years, mostly at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Ariz and she holds degrees in physics, engineering, and business.

You don't have to like her gender-changing ways, but she's way more qualified than anyone else Obama has appointed.