To the editor:

The letter from J.C.N. Jardine that you published on Nov. 27 gently calls me to task for saying Tommy Lasorda was my "secret weapon" in the last campaign rather than my wife, Marlene. The comment on election night was intended to be humorous.Mrs. Jardine correctly stated that Marlene is my overwhelmingly greatest asset, a factor which I acknowledge periodically, though not often enough. Many people vote for me, even though they may not like me all that much, simply because they admire my wife so greatly.

Thanks to you and Mrs. Jardine for giving me the chance to restate that which is obvious to all my closest friends and associates.

Wayne Owens

2nd Congressional district