August 27th, 2007
10:14 AM ET
7 years ago

Gonzales' last day Sept. 16; Clement to step in

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Alberto Gonzales' last day as attorney general will be Sept. 16, a senior administration official said Monday.

Paul Clement, Solicitor General of the United States, will be the acting Attorney General.


Filed under: Alberto Gonzales
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Shrubtrimmed, Kingman, AZ

    See ya Gonzo…

    Even our worse days without you, will be better than our best days with you.

    Another RAT leaves the sinking Republiscum ship. Proves God does exist and does Bless America….Both Rove and Gonzo gone in the same month…Thank You Lord!

    August 27, 2007 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  2. Katie, Mooresville, North Carolina

    How interesting, his last day happens to be Independence Day in Mexico.

    August 27, 2007 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  3. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    Usually the Solicitor General [SG] is a top-notch nonpolitical officer, but Clement has followed the Bushies rather than agencies' recommendations and is just another suspect choice for AG. Example: the SEC staff position favoring investors was overruled in the Stoneridge securities case now before the Supreme Court, where Clement argues against investors.

    August 27, 2007 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  4. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    Usually the Solicitor General is a top-notch nonpolitical officer, but SG Clement has pimped for the Bushies contrary to agencies' recommendations, and is a suspect choice for AG. Example: the SEC staff position favoring investors was overruled in the Stoneridge securities case now before the Supreme Court, where Clement argues against investors.

    August 27, 2007 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  5. S C, Waco, TX

    I agree with the president!!

    August 27, 2007 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  6. Leigh, PA

    Someone remind Gonzo!

    August 27, 2007 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  7. Rick, Chicago Illinois

    S C, Waco, TX,

    "I agree with the president!!"

    Somebody from Texas (WACO no less) agrees with the president?

    NO WAY!

    I'll bet you agreed with Koresh too!

    August 28, 2007 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  8. Robert J. Bligh, Cohocton, NY

    Gonzales was never more than a "gofer" for the president and had no idea how to conduct his job. It appears that he had no concept of what the constitution is all about. His resignation is good news for the American people.

    August 29, 2007 11:47 am at 11:47 am |