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. Mark Smith, Norwalk, CT

    In a democracy based on separation of powers and separation of church and state, it is shocking to learn how thoroughly and systematically this administration has violated both. My sincere hope is that the damage done is not permanent.

    August 27, 2007 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  2. Michael Giorgio

    Goodness, folks, even many Republicans can see that this Administration has been an unmitigated disaster.
    Bush is far and away the worst president we've had in the last 100 years. The incompetence, arrogance, defiance and sheer dishonesty of all of the so-called key players in the Admistration is mind-boggling.
    Blind loyalty counts more to Bush than capability and integrity. This is a man who tried to nominate Harriet Myers to the Supreme Court! Harriet Myers!

    August 27, 2007 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  3. Jeff, Minneapolis MN

    The damage done to the US attorney general position, and the Justice Department as a whole, has been done.

    His resignation means very little at this point.

    August 27, 2007 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  4. Linda Palmer

    Yes, I think Alberto Gonzales should resign. I do not believe he represented the American people. Only a privileged few. I think his loyalty to the White House overshadowed his ability to be objective.

    August 27, 2007 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  5. BJ Loranger, Wendell, NC

    I suppose now Bush will appoint Mike Nifong. He's looking for work...

    August 27, 2007 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  6. CRISTINA PLATT

    Alberto Gonsalez took the fall for mr president, to bad that a good man has to go out this way, is anyone better of the ones who also fired more att gen. in other administrations? they didnt get any bad press, racism i say, cristina platt rancho tudor apts # 618 anchorage alaska

    August 27, 2007 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  7. sanakruz

    Without an attorney general doesn't it make it easier for the executive branch to declare marshal law?

    August 27, 2007 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  8. RA The Framing Wizard LV, NV

    Good point! Karl Rove, Crawford Texas; Smoke screen for dummies! Who cares about Gonzales resignation? Address issues that affect the common middle class and all of America or sit back and watch failure began. The critics have their glory; now have them criticize all nine justices that are seated in our supreme court. It seems the critics are the only ones that accomplished any goals!

    August 27, 2007 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  9. Isaac Levey, Wellfleet, MA

    Anyone think Patrick Fitzgerald would be a good replacement?

    August 27, 2007 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  10. Patrick, San Bruno, CA

    A mediocre administrator can be effective if he surrounds himself with a good staff. What has characterized the Bush administration has been his extreme willingness to surround himself with yes-men and political loyalists. He would be equally well served if he put an eletronic echo machine in the White house so he could always hear his own views reflected back to himself. It makes me think of the Goodwin book "Team of Rivals", about the Lincoln cabinet during the Civil War. Lincoln appointed the best people he could, even including his political rivals. In contrast, Bush has appointed sycophants and he has been ill served by his choices.

    August 27, 2007 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  11. Justin, Ft Worth Texas

    I love all the whining and crying aout the republicans and thier evil and corruption.. Do you really think the dems are any better?

    The only way to get anything done would be to eliminate both parties all together, then pass a law saying that congress can't e bought by ther special intrest group lobbyists.

    When laobbyist "gifts" and Porkbareling is outlawed then and ONLY then will anything actually be accomplished in this country. Untill then ALL politicians from the president down are the corrupt property of the lobbyists, bought and paid for with huge campaign contributions, private jet trips and other "gifts". Your precious Demecrats are just as corrupt if not worse. Funny how the people in charge of "cleaning up congress" are the corupt members of congress themselves who have no intention whatsoever of shutting off the gravy train of lobbyist gifts and pork barreling.

    Send an email or a letter to your precious republican OR demecrats office and let me know when you get a REAL response and not some auto response from an aide. Unless you represent some huge oil company and you are promising $500,000 or more in donations you'll never speak to your "representative" in congress.

    As for gonzales... just one less corrupt plitical puppet in a capitol full of people selected by the american people to represent big oil and the rest of the special interest groups.

    August 27, 2007 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  12. Duane Allen Omaha, NE

    Bush, Cheney, Rove, Gonzales, Libbey, Rumsfeld and their ilk... lying, deceitful, incompetent, self-rightous Neo-con Republican sleaze, turpitude without precident or bounds. These people are a cancer on the State and the Constitution upon which it is founded. They all deserve jail time.

    August 27, 2007 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  13. cristina platt

    cristina platt rancho tudor # 618 anchorage alaska, delinquent cops are freezing my coments wont let me email this

    August 27, 2007 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  14. C R White. Durham, NC

    Now we should try him for treason!

    August 27, 2007 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  15. J. Hymans, Kayenta, Arizona

    E. Berg, you need to relax a bit. No one in any position in Congress has said that the investigations into Gonzales' term as Attorney General are going to end here. I sincerely doubt that they will, and in fact all signs point to them not doing so.

    Does anyone else find it hilarious to read the comments from all of these Republicans decrying "partisanship?" Comedy at its best.

    August 27, 2007 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  16. D Wright Norwalk CT

    HECKUVA JOB ____________! (insert yet another grossly unqualified Bush political appointee of the moment)

    August 27, 2007 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  17. independent_me

    Alberto Gongales ran the justice department like a 3rd world dictator's lakey would. They, like him, give no thought to the rule of law. They answer only to their dictators...in this case, El Presidente, GW Bush.GOOD RIDDANCE to him!!!

    August 27, 2007 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  18. Richard Johnson, New York, New York

    Mr. Gonzales, like Mr. Bush, should have been impeached and removed from office long ago for high crimes and misdemeanors. Why has Speaker Pelosi resisted this obvious and needed corrective step? What is it about violating an oath to uphold the Constitution that is so hard to understand? Or...is it that Democrats are squeamish about their love of their country and its Constitution and are embarrassed to actually act out of love of country? Interested Americans would like to know.

    August 27, 2007 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  19. Joel Hammer, San Francisco, CA

    Alberto Gonzalez was just another political hack serivng Bush. He was placed there because of his undying loyalty to Bush. The country deserves a real Attorney General who places the rule of law and the needs of the American People above loyalty to the President.

    August 27, 2007 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  20. sanakruz

    Without an attorney general in place, wouldn't that make it easier for the executive branch to declare martial law?

    August 27, 2007 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  21. Charlie Black, Stockton, Ca

    His job was to be the top cop for the US. We need to replace him with someone who will not only enforce the laws but obey them too. We need to give our goverment the charge of being the goverment for the people, all the people. (Something Bush and his people have forgotten)

    August 27, 2007 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  22. CH, Franklin, MA

    I'm appalled by Bush's remarks that Gonzales was such an honest man. He has painted him to be a martyr of the administration. How ridiculous! Shame on GWB. Oh, I forgot. He has no shame.

    August 27, 2007 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  23. Richard, Memphis TN

    Great, he resigned...So what! We're still paying for his salary and benefeits. Talk about something I wish I couldn't remember.

    August 27, 2007 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  24. C WADE , BHAM, AL

    GLAD HE IS GONE. HE PROTECTED THE BUSH ADM – NOT THE PUBLIC.

    August 27, 2007 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  25. MRR, Lampasas Texas

    IT'S ABOUT TIME!

    August 27, 2007 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
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