Sunday, June 22, 2008

Daria: Left, Right, Center, or Nowhere?

Who would Daria vote for? What were her political leanings?

Thirty-eight years ago today, President Nixon signed the 26th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which lowered the voting age to 18. The amendment became law the following year.

Daria and Jane turned 18 by the end of their senior year at Lawndale High. Assuming they graduated in the spring of 2000 (per Richard Lobinske's most excellent chronology of the series), Daria was eligible to vote in the 2000 presidential election that fall. How did that turn out? What effect would the tumultuous election have on her, then and in the future?

Food for thought.

P.S. Just because I put Daria's picture on the right doesn't mean she's right-wing.
  • Daria: The Two Equals, by MrPowerpuff (Part 2): “A killer book. . . . Why would they forge such a thing?”

  • Avenging, by Lorenzo Sauchello (Part 11): The new Avengers aren't ever going to get a break as the crossovers multiply. Good luck, kids.
  • Falling Into College 63: Broken Star, by Richard Lobinske (Part 3): Derek begins his long journey home from Afghanistan. Karen, Daria, and the others begin their own long journey as well.
  • The Lawndalian Candidate, by mman (Part 2): "Daria!" said Jane. "Hey, are you in the Oval Office? Maybe you could press the nuclear button. I've always wanted to paint a mushroom cloud."
  • Legion of Lawndale Heroes 13.1, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): Stacy blows a fuse. Daria is the target. And an old acquaintance reappears. . . .
  • New Life, by legendeld (Part 7): Quinn discovers something Daria knew long ago. Oh, boy.
  • Swan Song, by NightGoblyn (Part 9): “Was sollen wir mit den Gefangenen machen, eure Majestät?” Amy asked, keeping her pistol aimed at the kneeling men.
Stay tuned.

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