Sunday, October 19, 2008

Nebraska’s gift to comedy

Oh, that Todd Landry! Does the children and family services director for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services have a great sense of humor or what?

In a previous post to this blog, I discussed what happened when Nebraska, the state with the worst record in the nation for tearing apart families, passed a "safe haven" law allowing children of any age to be left at hospitals, among other places, no questions asked. Landry immediately scapegoated the desperate families. Then, as word of the law spread and two families from other states started using it, Landry responded with all the grace and compassion that has become his hallmark, telling the Omaha World-Herald:

"This is not what we intended when we said we wanted to increase Nebraska tourism."

Yep, the guy's a laugh riot.