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Dolly Parton denies endorsing Hillary Clinton, but admits US politics “could always use more boobs”

By | Published on Thursday 7 July 2016

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton has denied reports that she is endorsing Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States Of America. Comments she made on the subject were taken out of context, she says, but she does agree that the presidential race “could always use more boobs”.

The source of all this misquoting was an interview with the New York Times, in which Parton said: “Well, I think that [having a female president] would be wonderful. Hillary might make as good a president as anybody ever has. I think no matter if it’s Hillary or Donald Trump, we’re gonna be plagued with PMS either way – presidential mood swings!”

Yes, that was a joke she made. But, anyway, the reason people thought she was actually endorsing Clinton was because she then added: “I personally think a woman would do a great job. I think Hillary’s very qualified. So if she gets it, I’ll certainly be behind her”.

I mean, maybe you could read that as Parton putting her weight behind Clinton. The word “certainly” might be one of the words you’d quote when reporting that to be the case. But you shouldn’t, because she certainly wasn’t certainly saying anything.

“This morning while I was watching the news I saw many reports that I had endorsed Hillary Clinton”, said Parton in a Facebook post. “My comment about supporting a woman in the White House was taken out of context. I have not endorsed Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump”.

She continued: “I try not to get political but if I am, I might as well just run myself cause I’ve got the hair for it, it’s huge, and they could always use more boobs in the race. But seriously, I have not decided who I’m voting for, but no matter what we’re gonna be suffering from PMS, Presidential Mood Swings”.

Yeah, she might not be willing to be pinned down to any political affiliations, but she’s sticking fast to that gag. And I’m sure you can quote her on that.