Now All Restaurants Are Taco Bell

More on the Demolition Man-ification of America, as Marc Ambinder picks up burgeoning support among Democratic presidential candidates for the sort of comprehensive bans on indoor smoking that we have in California, DC, New York, and many other blue areas.

Speaking personally, the idea of such a ban seemed like a terrible idea when I was a smoker. Then, in late 2006 with the 2 January 2007 implementation date (to let people finish off their New Year's Eve partying) looming, I decided I should take advantage of the legal switch to quit smoking. Now that I've been smoke-free for nearly ten months, I naturally wish to persecute smokers as vigorously possible with every legal tool available.