"Sometimes when you're in government you have to do things for the people whether they like it or not. That's what governing is all about."
So said New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno to The Buffalo News.
The matter at hand? A statewide smoking ban that the News calls "the strictest crackdown on smokers in New York in two decades." The law, which goes into effect in 120 days, "will end smoking in public places from rural coffee shops and downtown nightclubs to racetracks, Off-Track Betting parlors and bowling alleys."
[Link courtesy of Jeremiah DeWitt Weiner]