Bush Declines Olympian’s Carpool Request

Marion Jones, the three-time Olympic gold medalist sentenced in January to six months in prison for lying to the feds about her steroid use and a multimillion-dollar check fraud scam, has asked President Bush to commute her sentence.

Inside sources at the White House have reported that while the President initially commended Jones for her efforts to conserve gas in these trying economic times, he did not believe that it was possible—or appropriate—to allow her to carpool to and from prison with other motorists.  Attempts to reach the Office of the White House Press Secretary for further comment on the status of Jones’s request have as of yet remained unanswered. [Associated Press]

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