August 27th, 2007
03:53 PM ET
7 years ago

Your thoughts on Gonzales resignation

What do you think about Gonzales' resignation?

WASHINGTON (CNN) - What's your reaction to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' resignation? Did it come at the right time? Which party stands to benefit more from his departure?

Add a comment with your thoughts below.


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  1. Nasir, Ashburn Virginia

    The Attorney Generals office is not a political office, but it was surely treated like one. Allowing the office to become politicized was due to Mr. Gonzales' incompetence, lack of integrity or both. I'm glad they smoked this one out.

    August 27, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  2. Dulany Lewis Jeffersonton, Va.

    Does anyone know what Gonzalez did?
    He did nothing that hasn't been done by the Clinton Administration. The dems just made a huge deal out of it and all the lemmings followed as usual.

    August 27, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  3. Martin G. Gainesville, Fl.

    It's about time – he tarnished his office. The WH now needs to pick someone who is above politics and restores the AG as an independent head of the Justice Dept. and not a political arm of the President.

    August 27, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  4. Ed Lehner, Durango, CO

    Mr. Gonzales was not the people's lawyer but simply another political hack for Rove and company. It is too bad that loyalty to this administration comes at the cost of a person's integrity.

    August 27, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  5. Andy, Atlanta

    I believe these recent resignations are simply a too-late admission of defeat. Bush has wasted what little political capital he had left on these scandals and his administration is very likely going to be noted as the worst in American history. The only benefit will be to the american people since "sqeaky clean" replacements will probably be appointed to shut down the media circus.

    August 27, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  6. Mitch, Tempe, Az

    It's about time. He should have stepped down months ago.

    August 27, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  7. Mike, Cleveland OH

    So now that he has finally stepped down does this mean that on 09/17/07 he can go back to work and say that he cant recall resigning?

    August 27, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  8. Franco Sotomayor, Miami, FL

    In all honesty, I think he disgraced the office and downgraded the image of us hispanics, due to his blindfolded political fanatism. Should have been fired long time ago.

    August 27, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  9. George, Baltimore, MD

    An incompetent President replaces and incompetent Attorney General with an incompetent Secretary of Homeland Security.

    August 27, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  10. yolanda Memphis, TN

    So long sucker!!

    August 27, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  11. Jacob

    Its about time . Chertoff is next and then Dick Cheney. Everyone is tired of this administration and they are beginning to feel the heat. Burn baby, BURN.

    August 27, 2007 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  12. zenarcher, Miami, OK

    Too little....Too Late! The entire Administration is corrupt.

    August 27, 2007 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  13. Mike Hudson Carson City

    The only other embarrasments left is Bush and Cheney.

    August 27, 2007 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  14. Ramy, Chula Vista, CA

    I am surprised it took him this long. It was obvious that his department did not speak with "one voice". There was a clear lack of leadership. He could have avoided a lot of senate hearings and spared his family the public humiliation. All of America saw the end game.....unfortunately, he did not.

    August 27, 2007 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  15. Korey, Austin Texas

    Bush is only going to replace him with someone who is going to be kept on a short leash. So, we are losing a bad AG for another loyal Bushite. Tell me how that is a good thing?

    August 27, 2007 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  16. Michael Hughes, Antioch CA

    Not a minute too soon, he was part of the North American Kleptocracy.

    August 27, 2007 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  17. Martin Schmidt, Pittsburgh

    Gonzales was a total disaster for our country – starting with his memo justifying torture and ending with his politicization of the justice dept. It's long past the time when he should have resigned.

    August 27, 2007 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  18. Dan Abbott, Port Angeles, WA

    Reading between the lines, it's just what the Dems promised in the last election...political hacking in the rankest form.

    August 27, 2007 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  19. dherr cincinnati, ohio

    This was about Alberto Gonzales not being charged with perjury. I don't want to hear about the abuse of Alberto Gonzales from the Bush administration.

    August 27, 2007 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  20. Sonya, Lexington, KY

    Although Gonzales' is doing the right thing by resigning, I think that this step should have occured earlier. The clear lack of respect for the law is disgusting, especially in the postion that he currently holds. I feel this is just another example of the 'above the law' attitude seen in this administration. I do not believe any party benefits from this departure. I think the American people are the ones most likely to benefit since he clearly is not qualified for the job.

    August 27, 2007 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  21. Derek , Nashville, Tn

    Well..seems like the entire Bush cabinet has been replaced. Maybe their consciences could only handle so much. It was hard to have any respect for Gonzales with his supporting of torture, the Military Commisions Act, and the Patriot Acts. More government control, and less rights for the american citizen. Bye pal...now you have to live with your actions what ever they may be.

    August 27, 2007 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  22. Cory, Dallas TX

    It is about time!!!! The entire Bush administration is made up of crooks and swindlers!

    August 27, 2007 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  23. Pat, Memphis, TN

    It’s about time. His incompetence and total disregard for the Constitution are unacceptable.

    August 27, 2007 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  24. Marc, Hudson, FL

    What took so long

    August 27, 2007 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  25. Gayle Cutler

    About time! And get Chertoff to resign too, he's not worth a plug nickel either! Attorney General my foot!

    August 27, 2007 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
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