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. Phillip Yon

    I am waiting for William (Cold Cash)Jefferson to resign also. Why no outcry against him?
    Consistency, thou jewel !!

    August 27, 2007 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  2. Raul, Panama

    This is the same person who gave legal credibility to the notion that the U.S. did not have to honor the Geneva Convention on POWs, and thus did irreparable damage to the image of the U.S. worldwide. For this he was rewarded by Pres. Bush. Maybe this is the beginning of the U.S. returning to its senses after 8 horrible years.

    August 27, 2007 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  3. Tony Wall

    Another incompetent, corrupt member of the "Texas cabal" leaves.
    Let's make sure he is not replaced by another "Bush insider" such as Chertoff.
    The post should go to the best qualified legal official, one who will uphold the concept of law.

    August 27, 2007 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  4. Bill Gardner, Easley, SC

    Justice is served and I couldn't be happier. Good riddance to Bush's hangman, who signed dozens of death row appeals without reading them. Hope you get what you gave, Al.

    August 27, 2007 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  5. alaska

    When is GWB resigning?

    August 27, 2007 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  6. Jon (New York, NY)

    Good riddance. The best part of it all is Bush's pathetic claims that "Al's" "good name" is being dragged through the mud. You're not fooling anyone, Mr. President.

    August 27, 2007 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  7. Bruce Weber, Seattle, WA

    I only hope that his resignation doesn't forestall continued investigation. It is very likely that he perjured himself before congress, and he should be held accountable for that.

    August 27, 2007 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  8. Roger Tanner, Florence, AL

    Score one for the Bill of Rights. Score two if a competant successor is confirmed (but don't count that chicken before it hatches).

    August 27, 2007 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  9. Evan Esteves, Boca Raton, FL

    Don't let the door hit you on the way out...

    August 27, 2007 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  10. Barbara Milano, Queens, New York

    What is the "right Time"? The Bush administration is manipulating the media for almost 8 years. Does it really matter which party benefits from his departure - it will be business as usual and Chertoff will carry on the sneaky business of the Bus administration.

    August 27, 2007 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  11. A. F. Floyd

    Maybe now Gonzales will be reminded of who he really was in office to serve, the citizens of the US. He as well as othere politicians should stop playing politics like actors and stand up and do what you are elected to do. And remember if it walks like a duck and smells like a duck then it's a duck you need to stay away.

    August 27, 2007 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  12. Max, Mesa AZ

    We live in a funny country. Break the law anywhere else in the country and expect the max. Break the law in Washington and expect the backing of the President. Oh wait, the president also broke the law countless times and the country backed him; so maybe it’s all OK.
    Stepping down should not be permitted in time of crisis. You either get fired, go to jail or prove your innocence. Yes prove your innocence! This rule would force the truth to be told. In this process all roads would lead to Bush. Bush has long lost the honor of having the word “President” before his name.

    August 27, 2007 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  13. Cary - Lowell, IN

    I think the reason 82% of Americans disapprove of Congress is because of political in-fighting such as this. Big waste of public servants' time and our taxpayer money.

    August 27, 2007 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    who cares

    August 27, 2007 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  15. Bob, Monroe, Wa.

    The tragedy is that Gonzales will probably find employment with a Federalist Society dominated think tank or as a high paid lobbyist when he should be lead off to prison along with Cheney, Bush and the rest of the right-wing mafia who have raped the Constitution and many of our most important institutions.

    August 27, 2007 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  16. Tony G/ Virginia

    When the TOP ATTORNEY of the United States cannot "recall" as many things under oath as this guy, he's got to go. I'm sick of all of the people who are bringing up the fact that it's because he's Hispanic. That has nothing to do with it. If you break the law, you have to pay the consequences no matter what race you are. What's even worse is the guy replacing him!

    August 27, 2007 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  17. E. BERG - GRANADA HILLS, CA.

    ONCE AGAIN THE DEMOCRATS ARE HAPPY TO ACCEPT ANOTHER RESIGNATION INSTEAD OF PROBING DEEPER INTO THE ABUSES THAT THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION HAS INFLICTED ON OUR PEOPLE AND OUR CONSTITUTION.
    GONZALEZ'S RESIGNATION AS WELL AS THOSE OF RUMSFELD,ROVE, WOLFOWITZ AND THE REST OF THIS GANG ARE AKIN TO NIXON'S RESIGNATION.
    RESIGNATION IS THE ESCAPE HATCH TO AVOID PROSECUTION AND SAVE BUSH AND HIS ADMINISTRATION FROM BEING PROBED FOR SECRETLY SERVING HIS OWN INTEREST INSTEAD OF THE INTEREST OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

    THE DEMOCRATS ARE HAPPY WITH THIS... THE REPUBLICANS ARE HAPPY WITH THIS... THE ADMINISTRATION IS HAPPY WITH THIS (THE SCENT IS NOW THROWN OFF THE TRAIL) ...AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC GETS BURNED AGAIN!!

    WE NEED 3RD PARTY IN THIS COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR AMERICANS!!

    August 27, 2007 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  18. Cary - Lowell, IN

    I think that the reason 82% of Americans disapprove of the job the Democratic Congress has done is because of political in-fighting such as this. Big waste of public servants' time and taxpayers' money.

    August 27, 2007 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  19. Babar,Chicago

    another pawn in the chess game of our Great President goes down.The man who is sworn to protect all the civil liberties for all americans breaks all the rules and does not even break stride thanks to his BOSS and I am sure he will be pardoned if he gets in trouble and found guilty just like people before him.

    August 27, 2007 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  20. Doug H. Tonawanda NY

    I think that President Bush's administration is finally starting to unravel. You can only lie and cover up so much. We are witnessing the beginning of a mass exodus of the most disastrous presidential administration in history.

    August 27, 2007 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  21. A Republican

    The collapse of the worst administration in the history of anyone alive, crumbling right in front of the entire world. I don't know whether to be excited or embarrassed.

    August 27, 2007 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  22. Justin, Ada Oklahoma

    This is just another sad end to a pathetic partisan witch hunt. I am so tired of elected officials wasting our time and tax dollars on frivolous investigations when they should be legislating to improve our country. NO WONDER CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL IS A MERE 18 %!

    August 27, 2007 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  23. Wendy, Eastford, CT

    It's about time. Who's next?

    August 27, 2007 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  24. Mike Hunt V City

    Next one should be Cheney.

    August 27, 2007 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  25. James Broadwater, Jackson, MS

    Too bad. The libs got another one to back down and resign.

    August 27, 2007 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
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