Dolly Parton reveals she has ‘no interest in politics’ and says she’s ‘too smart’ to run for president

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Dolly Parton is not interested in running for president of the United States despite her recent criticism of politicians in her latest single “World on Fire.”

“No. I don’t think anyone can actually do a great job at this. I think we’ve had enough ‘s***’ in the White House. I would have no interest in politics,” declared the country icon. .

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Dolly Parton says she’s ‘not qualified’ for jobs in politics

The songwriter highlighted his commitment to his craft by winning 11 Grammy Awards and earning a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

“I try to do my thing through my songs, through the way I accept people and the way I try to make a difference,” the “Jolene” singer said.

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She further explained why she does not consider herself qualified to run for president.

“I’m not smart enough to do politics, or maybe I’m too smart. Either way, I’m not qualified for this type of work,” Parton said.

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“But I’m pretty qualified to do what I do, which is point people in the right direction or write songs or talk about things,” she said.

Dolly Parton’s contributions through philanthropy

Parton, who has expressed disinterest in becoming an official leader, has contributed to the world through her art and philanthropy.

“I like to think that all of this has been important,” the music icon said in an interview with Metro.

“But what I like best is my library of imagination that I started in 1995 with my father, who could neither read nor write,” she added.


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Parton has helped several children in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland and Canada learn to read through her Dollywood Foundation.

“It is a literacy program where we give books to children from the time they are born until they start school. Once a month they receive a book in the mail,” he said. declared the “Coat of Many Colors” singer.

“It can bring families together and help a child get a head start. We’ve distributed over 200 million books to date – I’m really proud of that,” she added.

For Parton’s work with the Imagination Library, she became the first female artist to receive the Carnegie Medal for Philanthropy.


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Speaking to People about her desire to help her hometown of Sevier County, Tennessee, she opened up about her father’s experience with illiteracy and said, “It always bothered me made me feel bad about my dad, so I started on that basis, just for our county,” she said.

“Governor Phil Bredesen thought it was a great idea, so they rolled it out statewide,” she added.

“It’s grown in leaps and bounds since then, but it came from a place in my heart of trying to help children in their younger years, their most impressionable years, learn to read and write,” Parton continued.

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