Earth to Cher: Dionne is Running for Office
Claire Miles - February 4, 2018


By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

As if! Stacey Dash aka Dionne in the 1995 cult classic ‘Clueless’ has announced that she will be running for Congress, and to be honest, we’re buggin’.



You may remember Dionne as the confident and attitude-encompassing best friend of Cher Horowitz, the undisputed queen bee of Bronson Alcott High School in Beverly Hills, California. Dionne was a strong female character in her own right – a smart, sophisticated, and down-to-Earth best friend that balanced out the clueless superficiality that was playfully woven into scenes and characters throughout the movie.



Take fiction out of the equation, and Dionne would have been very well suited for a career in politics and public speaking. Think about it: she possessed many of the qualities people look for in a political candidate.




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Works well under pressure


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Stands up for what’s right


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Fast forward to 2018 where Stacey has announced she’s making the move from Clueless to Congress. As a conservative powerhouse, Stacey will be running to represent California’s 44th District.



It’s a heavily Democratic district, and it’s unclear which party Dash will be running to represent (although, one can assume she will file as a Republican candidate). Either way, the announcement comes as a nostalgic blast from the past, and a reminder of modern-day democracy. It doesn’t take someone rich and powerful to make change. All we need are dedicated, kind-hearted people who are passionate about making our future better, so we can be nostalgic when we look back on the past.