Saturday, May 3, 2008

Dolly Parton:“Someone told me I should run for president. I said, don’t you think that we’ve had enough boobs in the White House?”

Love your home, love your country.But it masks her more subversive message: Nothing is as it seems. Between the songs and her nonstop patter — she is an assassin of dead air — the show was a seminar on the peril of accepting received wisdom, whether the subject was drag queens, the rural poor, working stiffs, politicians, Pentecostalists, young media stars or bosomy women. She granted pretty much everybody a complex interior life, and the power of independent thought.

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