Defining irony

From Monday’s Post-Gazette:

Meanwhile, Sen. Vincent Fumo, D-Philadelphia, said this morning that
there’s a “confidential draft” of a statewide bill that would throw out
Philadelphia’s smoking ban. Mr. Fumo said Philadelphia and any other
town or county in Pennsylvania should be allowed to enact their own
laws, a process called “local option.”

He said he would vote against the proposed new state law if it bans
the local option. Banning local option also would prevent Allegheny
County from reviving its anti-smoking law, which was thrown out in
court because right now, only the Legislature can enact such a smoking
law. Philadelphia’s local law has apparently survived because no one
has yet challenged it in court.

In Italian, “fumo” means “smoke.”

(Thanks to Brother Anthony for pointing this out.)