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. Gary, Fairbanks, Alaska

    Its about time....

    August 27, 2007 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  2. Bob Morrow, Everett WA

    Finally...

    August 27, 2007 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  3. Chuck IT

    Can "we the people" have our country back now?

    August 27, 2007 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  4. R. A. Robelotto, Slingerlands, N. Y. 12159

    Gonzales comments were within the bounds of appropriateness. Unfortunately, the President blamed politics for his resignation–conveniently forgetting, as is his habit, that it was politics that got him there and got him in trouble (lying to defend the political machinations of "W")

    August 27, 2007 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    it was about time

    August 27, 2007 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  6. willie,tampa,fl

    when does he go to jail

    August 27, 2007 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  7. Rob, Ithaca NY

    Good riddance Mr Gonzales, and don't let the door hit you on the way out!

    August 27, 2007 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  8. Michael, Orlando, Florida

    Attorney General Gonzales finally succumbed to the witch hunt, and I am sorry to see his resignation. I think patisan politics is more to blame for his departure than any lack on his part.

    August 27, 2007 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  9. Blacksburg, VA

    Gonzalez had to go. Aside from the misconduct and perjury he never seemed particularly competent as an attorney general. It seemed he was far more interested in pushing the Bush agenda than serving as attorney general.

    August 27, 2007 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  10. Nancy Julian, Houston TX

    Thank God! But the damage has been done. It's too bad he didn't even have the integrity to bow out months ago.

    August 27, 2007 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  11. Roger Juers, IL

    "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

    August 27, 2007 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  12. Dorothy, Bothell Washington

    Too little too late to help anyone or anything. And isn't it amazing the way the rats desert the ship.

    August 27, 2007 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  13. Jonathan, Lancaster, PA

    I think it is about time...the Bush team has really fought taking accountability for anything, and the fact that one of Bush's men had had to do so, and has taken himself out of the picture, is a good thing. Now, it would be even better if he were to be honest about the whole situation, but that is too much to ask, I think, given that accountability is not one of the strengths of this administration. In all fairness, there have been very few administrations that have focused on accountability, but this is the one in recent history that has worked hardest to avoid accountability, and Gonzales was one of the worst, in this area.

    August 27, 2007 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  14. Victor Juarez, Orlando, FL

    I am ecstatic over Gonzales' departure. He has proven to be a liar and a crook! We need integrity back in the white house, the congress and the attorney general's office!

    August 27, 2007 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  15. Tom Lock, Ohio

    It's about time. He should have been prosecuted for war crimes for writing that torture memo, not rewarded with a promotion to attorney general. Now let's peel away the next layer of this rotten onion!

    August 27, 2007 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  16. Tara, Santa Cruz, CA

    subverted justice. another incompetent Bush puppet. congress should still hold him accountable.

    August 27, 2007 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  17. Ken Seholm, Beaumont, TX

    Good riddance!

    August 27, 2007 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  18. Carlyn Obendorfer, Rocky River, Ohio

    Who is Alberto Gonzales's temporary replacement until Pres. Bush appoints a new AG? Who is in charge right now?

    August 27, 2007 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    Maybe he is never viewed as an American.

    August 27, 2007 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  20. Scotty

    This guy is the top law enforcenment officer in the nation and he was primarily pleading the fifth.
    That is plainy unacceptable!

    August 27, 2007 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  21. Cheryl Chicago IL

    1. The investigation should continue.

    2. Bush will just find someone worse to replace him.

    August 27, 2007 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  22. John, Springfield Virginia

    He was a failed Attorney General serving a failed President. Incompentance breeds incompetance.

    August 27, 2007 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  23. Jeff, Denver, CO

    It was a master stroke of media manipulation.

    Now everyone is focused on this, rather than the lack of progress surrounding the Katrina anniversery.

    Of course, it will have no effect on how the J.D is run or any other substantive issue. Partisan politics will continue to dominate.

    Take Care,
    Jeff

    August 27, 2007 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    Way-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y past time.

    August 27, 2007 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  25. Rich Feit, Boulder, CO

    It's about time. Gonzales's continued tenure has made a mockery of the DOJ. I don't have much confidence in Bush's ability to pick an honest, independent successor (especially given his comments about Gonzales this morning), but it can't get a lot worse.

    August 27, 2007 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
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