Country music legend Dolly Parton had social media users cackling after she delivered a snappy zinger when asked about the possibility that she might someday run for President.
During a recent interview linked to her album Rockstar, Parton was asked about the prospect of running for the White House. The inquiry arose as her single "World On Fire" expressed her dissatisfaction with current politicians.
She swiftly dismissed the idea, stating:
"No. I don’t think anybody could actually do a great job at that. I think we’ve had enough ‘boobs’ in the White House.”
Emphasizing her disinterest in politics, she highlighted her preferred method of making a difference through her music and inclusive stance toward people:
“I would have no interest in politics. I try to do my thing through my songs, through the way I accept people, and the way I try to make a difference."
"I’m not smart enough to be in politics, or maybe I’m too smart.”
Parton firmly asserted her lack of qualifications for a political role, asserting that her forte lies in inspiring change through music:
“Either way, I’m not qualified for that type of a job. But I’m pretty qualified to do what I do, which is to point people in the right direction, to write about it in songs or speak about things.”
Parton is well known for her sharp wit—and fans loved her response.
Parton has always been witty and gracious—even when declining honors.
Last year, she made headlines for her decision not to accept a nomination from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where she would have been honored along with some of music's greatest performers.
Parton, who has received many awards throughout her career, told the press that while she is "extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I don’t feel that I have earned that right."
The music icon said she didn't want to be in a position where she'd split the vote and cost other musicians a valuable opportunity to be honored, saying she'd instead seize the moment to "put out a hopefully great rock ’n’ roll album at some point in the future.” Hence, the release of "Rockstar" earlier this month, Parton's forty-ninth solo album release.