Monday, November 08, 2004

The Backlash In a Nutshell
Or, Liberals, Choose Your Battles

Class warfare! Sound the alarms!

Bucking a trend

Vote breakdowns among the city's 36 precincts show that affluent east-end neighborhoods went for the ban, while western working class neighborhoods -- where most of the bars with smoking are located -- rejected it.

"It was the 'cakes' versus the blue collars," said Swapinski of the Hospitality League. "The cake eaters said, 'We'll save you from yourselves,' and we said, 'Go to hell.' "

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