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?

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  1. John, Foothill Ranch California

    From one lap dog to the next . . .

    August 27, 2007 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  2. hoffmann, Swansea. Illinois

    It is rather interesting that Michael Vick's gulity plead is CNN lead story not the resignation of the United States Attorney General.

    August 27, 2007 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  3. Heather / Seattle, WA

    Hopefully Cheney is next on the chopping block.

    August 27, 2007 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  4. Karl Burkelbile

    So long, fool.

    August 27, 2007 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  5. Barbara Weber Boca Raton, Fl

    Not soon enough. How this incapable individual was able to cause such catastrophic havoc is beyond me.

    August 27, 2007 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  6. Tom Robertson Monroe NJ

    I think it is very sad that most Democrats are gleeful that the country's first Hispanic Attorney General was forced to resign.
    He is a good man. Democrats only support minorities when it suits their political interests.

    August 27, 2007 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  7. Robert

    It's about time the puppet cut his strings from the puppetmaster.

    August 27, 2007 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  8. Ken Robinson, Easthampton, MA

    Not good enough. Bush, Chertoff, Cheney–the whole lot of them need to go.

    August 27, 2007 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  9. Mike Hudson Carson City, Nevada

    Now the only other embarrasments are Bush and Cheney.

    August 27, 2007 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  10. Geppetto Sender

    Please, cover this story adequately on the front page, instead of having all that crap about Vick (who gives a damn about the Vick guy and what he is going to do?).

    August 27, 2007 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  11. Kathi Sizemore, Columbus, GA

    It's about time!

    August 27, 2007 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  12. Chuck Woolery Jacksonville,FL

    Can we now investigate the firing of the 90+ attorneys by Clinton?

    August 27, 2007 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  13. Marais, Woodbridge, NJ

    My reaction is a mixture of elation and disappointment. Elation because he abused the powers of the Justice Dept. But I am disappointed that all of the resignations of top officials of the Bush Administration prevent accountability of the the real abusers of power:Bush, Cheney, and Rove. And will Gonzales ever be held accountable for his actions?

    Vital constitutional issues of power and accountability are not being addressed. As a one-time graduate student of constitutional law, I find myself troubled by the lack of meaningful debate and our citizen's lack of understanding about how much these issues affect them.

    August 27, 2007 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  14. CF Howard, Winston-Salem NC

    "Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss." I can't wait.

    August 27, 2007 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  15. Amerlia Everhart

    It's about time. This is not about him being hispanic. It's about messing up and then lying about it.

    August 27, 2007 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  16. Pat Condreay, Chapel Hill, NC

    I saw the ticker on CNN and it said "I apologize for what I did and allowed to happen." I thought Gonzales had finally come clean. But no, it was Michael Vick.

    August 27, 2007 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  17. Moiz, Simsbur, CT

    He should have resigned after his testimonies with Senate. It always appeared during his testimony that he was hiding something. Even though he may not be a culprit but he definitely didn't appear as a good leader.
    Anyway one more Bush's close aide gone under cloud of suspicion. This is a remarkable exodus of Bush's close aides. For me this points to something drastically wrong in White House.

    August 27, 2007 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  18. Ron, Charlottesville, VA

    The notion that Gonzalez resigned due to a partisan witchhunt is absurd. So many who worked with him have already resigned and have not cooperated fully with the investigation because they are hiding EVERYTHING!

    If he had nothing to hide (and if Rove and Bush also had nothing to hide), he would have testified without saying "I do not recall" dozens of times (come on! he's a Harvard lawyer–you have to have an iron clad un-sieve like memory).

    Face it, he is guilty as charged for using his office as a partisan tool, when the attorney general is in fact supposed to serve ALL AMERICANS!

    Good riddance, liar, obfuscator and overall incompetent.

    August 27, 2007 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  19. Marian Rose, Bedford, NY

    Gonzales was a disgrace to our judicial system. He should have been made to resign long ago.

    August 27, 2007 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  20. Dan Whitehouse Station, NJ

    I think the Democrats in congress are a disgrace for what they're doing (and not doing) and should stay away from Washington indefinately. I have never seen such a waste of time and money in my lifetime chasing the Presidents appointees out of office when it just doesn't matter anymore!

    August 27, 2007 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  21. Purple voter in a red & blue world, Pittsburgh, PA

    Bush and Cheney should be following Gonzalez and Rove out the door. It is time for the American PEOPLE to reclaim our CONSTITUTION and our COUNTRY!

    August 27, 2007 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  22. Carolyn, San Francisco, CA

    It came at a good time for Republicans, before Gonzales had to explain Mueller's statements about how he lied about visiting the ailing Ashcroft, and when the spotlight is not on him as much as it was earlier. His resignation will benefit the Republicans more because he, as an individual, has become a complete liability to his party. Perhaps the Republicans will find someone else with more credibility, but who will agree to continue Gonzales policies regarding the expansion of executive power and the shrinking of civil liberties.

    (Maybe they'll find someone with more credibility, but I doubt if they will find anyone with any lawyer with integrity who would continue those policies.)

    August 27, 2007 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  23. LM, Garland, TX

    Keep jumping ship Bush cronies.

    August 27, 2007 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  24. JJ, Portland Oregon

    It's not about doing right by your boss when you are the AG. It's about upholding the constitution. Gonzo's lack of respect during Congressional hearings and his "Bush's way or the highway" politics has muddied the position of Attorney General.

    August 27, 2007 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  25. Robert Shadley, Jacksonville NC

    When will the rest of this adminstration resign?

    August 27, 2007 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
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