Droll Defense

To the Editor:

Re “Bonds Indicted, League in Trouble” [posted to observer.com on Nov. 16]:

It’s too bad for Barry Bonds that he was indicted and charged with perjury and obstruction of justice for lying to a grand jury about the use of steroids.

Instead of lying about using performance-enhancing drugs, if he had lied about leaking the name of undercover C.I.A. agents he could have gotten a pardon from President Bush.

Maybe he should claim he got the drugs from Karl Rove.

Marc Perkel
San Bruno, Calif. Droll Defense