Packard's gained its reputation as a defender of peoples' rights when we stood up against the local pabulum puking liberals and their crusade against the smoking public. Packard's is a private place in which the public is invited. It is not a public place. It is important that you get that in your head.As an aside, you have to love the oddball tip of the hat to chain-smoking Morton Downey Jr.'s famous "pabulum-puking liberals" line. Downey lost to lung cancer in 2001. Incidentally, Mort also made the improbable claim to have written the Surfaris' hit song "Wipeout."