For the last week the latest story arc in the Doonesbury Universe has been of a new character, Jackie, a gay female US Army Weapons Analyst who when we first meet her is flying as a seat passenger with the leave taking Sgt. Melissa character.
Jackie, as seen here is on her way back from Afghanistan to then be discharged once she gets back Stateside under the US Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' provisions.
Well it looks like that he might have guessed wrong about DADT getting repealed, and, my guess is that the strip was pulled for that reason today.
This is the 2 panel teaser on Slate's home page, with the caption: 'Father Knows Worst' which has this new character expressing her disappointment with the Senate's DADT vote:
Now here is today's Doonesbury email notification, with a panel with Melissa, and, I'm assuming, her father from the caption:
But yet, when you click through either the email notification or Slate's teaser links you get this when you land on the Doonesbury page that's supposed to contain the strip:
Now it's my understanding that ever since this happened:
Newspapers have always had a back-up plan for things that could break either way:
Gary Trudeau has been at this for 40 years, with a pretty stellar track record, so I guess he's entitled to not get everything all the time. And given how downright hostile this Senate is on this, and most any other sensible issue, who can blame him for thinking that DADT wasn't going to get repealed?
The way things are I won't believe it's over until after Obama signs off on it.
If he signs off on it.
UPDATE: As of 11:15am EST the Slate page still has no strip, but it has been published on the