I applaud McLaughlin, Stenglein, Opat and Steele for showing the kind of backbone this state (and country) needs more of, namely standing up and doing the right thing, not necessarily the politically convenient thing; in this case rolling back an overly-restrictive ordinance that satisfied the desires of only one group, at the expense of another. This compromise provides something for all: non-smokers are free to stay away (both as patrons and employees), while smokers now have a public place to go and part-take in a legal activity. I came to recognize during the mayoral race that Peter McLaughlin was a man of substance and integrity, this confirms it. Peter Surmak Linden Hills REMINDERS: 1. Be civil! Please read the NEW RULES at http://www.e-democracy.org/rules. If you think a member is in violation, contact the list manager at [EMAIL PROTECTED] before continuing it on the list.
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