October 9, 2007
A Brief Comment on Marion Jones
(Taken from today's Arizona Republic, drawn by Steve Benson.)
I can't help but wonder, though, if she had come clean to federal investigators when they first questioned her--when she first realized the supposed "flaxseed oil" her coach had given her wasn't that at all--if the uproar would have been so loud. Maybe her medals would have been stripped from her, maybe not, if it could have been proven she honestly didn't know what she was taking.
As Bill Clinton showed, it's not the act in and of itself, it's the cover-up.