WASHINGTON (CNN) - Famed entertainer Dolly Parton said Tuesday she thinks a woman would make a good president — but she wouldn’t.
"Somebody said to me, 'Well, you know what - you've got such a big mouth and you know how to talk to people, did you ever think about running for president?'” the country singer told an audience at the National Press Club. I said, 'I think we've had enough boobs in the White House, but hopefully [President] Obama ain't gonna be one of them.'"
Parton, who is in Washington to promote the 75th anniversary of Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park, also joked a woman may be especially suited to show wrath against terrorist threats.
"Every 28 days, those terrorists better run deeper into them woods," she said, to laughter. "That's all I can say if we get a woman in there."
A refreshing story for Political news!
Dolly is a true American!
@southerncousin..." But they have proven that they are sexist." "Democrats will not vote for a woman".
How can the democrats be sexist when Hillary garnered so many votes, especially among the democrats. DUH! Are you just plain stupid or are you one of those feminists that think a woman should be in power just because she's a woman (and not necessarily a smart woman).
As a woman, I'm all for women in corporate leadership and in politics; however, she has to be intelligent. Maybe if the republicans found an intelligent one in their party (not like Palin)), then they might have a chance.
It amazes me that in the information age people in this country can still be so small minded and blind with hateful ignorance.
I would take her over "spend us into oblivion" Obama any day.
Yes, both the White House and Dolly need a boob reduction.
Dolly was only making a joke in both of the comments cited in the article and both were taken out of context of her speech to the NPC. For those that questioned what Dolly has gone in her life, she was the founder of the Dollywood Foundation which lowered the dropout rate on high schools in her local communities. The foundation currently oversee's the Dolly Parton Imagination Library which operates nationally here in the U.S., in Canada, and Europe. The Imagination Library provides one book per month for children enrolled from birth to age five so that all children, regardless of their families household income, have books in their home which belong to them. Dolly's other business ventures employ thousands of people. I would say, she was done more than most people realize.
Was that code for Bush was a moron?
wow! lolol you republicans are sooo cute. lol. now i know why you vote the way you do. YOU JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND. lol. let me make it loud and clear for those republicans who somehow didn't get the story. DOLLY PARTON SAYS SHE SUPPORTS OBAMA. AND SHE SAID THAT GEORGE W BUSH IS A BOOB. do you understand yet? not the other way around my freinds. now i see how you could vote for mccaine & palin. you simply just don't understand what people are saying. do you? poor REGIONAL party.
We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. And I have just one interest, and if I am wrong...somebody else can have my job. I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises...I saw after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started...And an enormous debt to boot!" – Henry Morgenthau, Jr.
and they are nice
BOOBS should not be in Parton's vocabulary!!!
Sweetie #44 has no clue.
she is smarter than obama.
she has run her own business.
Dolly, you're hoping against hope.
We love you Dolly. i don't care what party you are in. She is straight talking and has a whole lot of common sense.
Too late Dolly, he's a bigger one than either of yours. And more fake too.
Relax people,Dolly knows how to take certain things lightly.It is something I suggest a great deal of you do because after reading alot of these posts,it becomes very clear that the level of intelligence at times is in worse shape than the economy.Now having Dolly run as an independent teamed with that porn star that some folks want to draft,well,I'd say that would be some sort of"dream ticket"........
Hey, ease off on CNN this time. We all need a little laughter in our lives, and Dolly is one who knows how to give it. As for the Obama insults, I think that Dolly's "boob" comments apply as well to many in this country...at least 45-percent of them.
Let's see...Dolly Parton makes a comment about how women's menstrual cycles would benefit the U.S. in our fighting terrorism and people are more focused on her boobs and misconstrue her comment to be about Obama being a boob. This country is in real trouble.
I guess Dolly can make sexist comments about women, but any man says the same thing and it's "off with his genitals". The American populous is as close to clinically retarded as we've ever come, no wonder.
Hey Dolly a little PMS is good for the soul. Let thos "enemy countries" know women have got what it takes and if they do not believe it just let us gaig together every 28 days. We can clear them out fast.
Mark February 10th, 2009 4:53 pm ET
Did you folks even read this story? Dolly said "There have been enough boobs in the White House already", meaning George W. Bush! She said she DOESN'T think Obama will be a boob. And she is an incredible woman with a truly inspiring life and story.
She did not say Bush, there have been others you know, like peanut brain, Carter and then Clinton, what a laugh.... and she did not say she "DOESN'T" she said, HOPEFULLY, he isn't. But alas, it's too late for that!!!!
A response to the previous article. l live in PA and l will make sure that our senator Arlen Specter get re-elected. He is an honest man and we do love him. l would love for the conservative groups to have someone else running against him in primary. It will not be close. After sitting with other side and working on an agreement, l respect him more.
She did not call Pres Obama a boob, and I am sure he will take it all in good sport. She is stating what all of us Rep and Dems alike no more GOOF BALLS/BOOBS that we must deal with for 4 or 8 years! Our country cannot and will not survive it. So I hope he sees the ariticle Dolly is a taxpayer and a voter who, by her American rights voiced her opinion. You are cool with me Dolly!
The half-wit's physical attributes(review the tapes where McCrypt is undressing her with his eyes and all that hugging) and "beauty" is always touted as part of her reason to be the VP.
Using those qualifications, Dolly you are way more qualified, if you get my drift!
DOLLY DOLLY DOLLY!