With only a week to go, it's still hard to know whom voters will support on Election Day. Can County Executive Charlie Dooley mobilize the base that's supported him for a decade and keep his seat? Or will challenger Steve Stenger, chairman of the county council, win enough voters to his side with his message that "ten years is long enough"?
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch tried to help its readers answer that question this weekend by endorsing Stenger, an unsurprising move after years of editorial critiques of Dooley's cronyism and bungled political projects.
But it wasn't the endorsement that riled Dooley. It was the political cartoon, in which a smiling Dooley in a blue, pin-striped suit paints over the "here" on his "The buck stops here" desk plate, which now reads, "The buck stops."