It was meant to be humorous, but apparently some people in Ohio took exception to the farewell column written by former Joplin Globe editor Edgar Simpson before he left that position to become chief of staff for newly-elected Attorney General Marc Dann.
In that farewell column, Simpson wrote:
"Going to the dark side is not an easy thing. I found it only mildly amusing when some newsroom wag immediately started a pool on when I would be indicted."
That portion of his column was printed in the Sunday edition of the Dayton Daily News.
Apparently, whoever is handling publicity for Dann also got off to a rocky start, according to the article, which notes "The first two press releases issued last week each contained errors — including the misspelling of the judge's name who swore Dann, a Democrat, into office."