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.
This is one step in the right direction. This administration has done much harm to our country. It will take time and co-operation from congress to address the issues VITAL to get this country back on track . We need desperately to keep our constitution protected and address the problems we have at home. Law and real order has got to be restored by our future adminstration..Our country desperately depends on it.
About time. Who's next?
why should we be upset about Alberto and is it really the worst part of the last 60 days of the bush admin. The bigger outrage should be that the Bush ADMIN has not been impeached yet. PERIOD.
Right decision, wrong time, be we will accept it none the less. He should have come clean a long time ago or chose to leave with honor and integrity rather than the way he did: under a shroud of deceit, manipulation, and obfuscation.
I have to believe that Gonzales's resignation has something to do with trying to protect him from perjury charges. It's no secret that the Democrats were going to launch an investigation into whether or not Gonzales committed perjuy in his testimony to the Senate. How convenient that he should graciously resign before this can happen. This administration never does anything unless it will reap the benefits. The Democrats will be gunning for them to try to unravel this putrid mess that Bush and his cronies are trying so desperately to cover up.
It's an outrage and a disgrace that this man was allowed to remain as head of the justice department. He made himself look like a total idiot in front of the whole world when he repeated that now infamous phrase, "I don't recall", over and over again. He was willing to sacrifice himself for loyalty to a man who doesn't deserve it. I hope that the Democrats continue to probe and poke and dig out all of the dirt that the Republicans are trying to hide. They all belong in jail, the whole rotten lot of them, including our president and vice-president.
When will Cheney step down? Can we have the primaries in November and the general election in March? On the other hand, maybe the democrats can show some gumption and impeach the current criminal administration.
There was no way that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales could survive. No matter what he did he could not survive the constant barrage of the media, the left and the politicians in his own party seeking re election. He was used, abused and stepped on for political traction by his detractors. Being used for political target practice to hide the actions and incompetence of other politicians is a no win situation.
Go out and listen to all the party ultra-loyalists howling about how Gonzo is a good man, and the 'hyper-partisan' atmosphere caused this. Completely forgoing their own personal responsibility in allowing such a shameful mis-use of such a vaunted position to come about, and to continue as they thumped Gonzo on the back, and patted him on the head saying, "Good boy!"
They don't have the common sense to be ashamed for supporting this individual, who was quite obviously way in over his head, and not beholdent to the American People, but to his master. Very much like almost everyone Bush has picked, appointed or hired. Not a one is competent, NOT A ONE.
Long Overdue! Alberto G. is a total disgrace and I can't believe Bush is considering another Turkey "CHERTOFF" as Gonazales' replacement. Chertoff is just another one of the Bush Administration's CLONES! Wake up America.
It's unfortunate that some Republicans, notably Pres. Bush and Sen. J. Croyn, can't bring themselves to admit that this guy was and is a hack, horrible attorney, totally incompetent, and did more damage to the Justice Department than anyone in the history of this nation. Good riddance AL.
Pride before the fall and denial to the end... Wash. Rinse. Repeat...
This office should never have been politicized, and now the office will have an uphill climb to regain it's integrity.
LONG past due. He has done too much damage. This country will suffer for decades to come from this administration.
Good riddance. He compromised his integrity for a political agenda. Sad case because he still doesn't get it.
That this, as well as other public outrages permitted or propagated by this Administration has dragged on so long, in spite of the abundantly clear message from the public and other administration and congressional leaders that the President's obstinacy and ineptitude, is only the expected response from this ruinous Administration.
It is a step not now taken seriously, but to restore a properly operating government under our Constitution, in my opinion, warrants holding new elections for every elected position and a vote of confidence or no confidence in political appointees. This can be done only at the insistence of the American people, since few in the federal government would favor such a step.
This effort could be led by a Council of Elders, men and women of intelligence who have earned respect by their good judgement and interest in restoring our Constitutional government and the intelligence to interpret our laws with common sense and not with cold legal manipulations.
Thank you for the opportunity to comment.
Alberto Gonzales' fatal mistake was misplacing his loyalty from the law to George Bush. In his zeal to be a good "Bush soldier", he sold his moral compass to an administration that treats the law with impunity.
Mr. Gonzales is a man with no honor.
How ironic that we get to sit back SAFELY in our chairs and speak in such absolutes as "worst administration in history." I find it interesting that noone has offered any legitimate points as to how exactly the constitution has been "trampled upon." Flaws? Yes. Worst administration in history? Give me a break. Isn't turnover in the cabinet a common occurance? Or am I the only one that remembers the Clinton exodus?
The Dems spend more time attacking President Bush and America than they do focusing on what voters elected them to do.
It is the party of the weak and the party that Al Qaeda and all other terrorist groups are pulling for in the 08 elections
bush is completely blind. how can he continue to defend an attorney general who had no respect for the constitution and was a compulsive liar? gonzales ruined his own name by not being able to answer simple questions.
good riddance, now who will take his place? God have mercy on us all.
Mr. Gonzales is historically the worst Attorney General America has had in decades. He blighted the image of our country. It is now clear to all that America will sidestep intenational conventions (that earlier, more respectable US statesmen helped create)and that human rights are an inconvenience. He's far better gone.
Wake up, everyone! Due process is not there for the bin Ladens, it is there for US, to protect people who dissent from government and who are falsely accused. If you don't think that could ever happen to you, you're dangerously naive.
It was about time "Gonzo" the liar left office. He, like Bush is a disgrace to our great country!! They have both done their best to destroy the U.S. Constitution. The only thing that would have made me happier today would be to have President Bush and VP Cheney impeached for their illegal and immoral behavior!
Obviously, anytime there is a wholesale firing of US Attorneys, the AG must have some extraordinary supporting reasons related to the performance of their duties. From what we have learned, all of the involved US Attorney's were competent. What struck me as extraordinary was the AG's denial that he knew anything about this. That would be like a Board of Directors, upon hearing of the firing of 7 vice-presidents, asking the president why the 7 were fired and the president saying he did not know anything about it. Well, the Board would conclude that the president was either not telling the truth or, had so little touch with what was going on in his company, in either case grounds for dismissal.
While I appreciate President Bush's loyalty to his AG, it seems misplaced. The AG simply did not act in the best interests of the Justice Department it would appear in this matter. His resignation allows Justice to begin to re-focus on the business at hand.
I am 60 years old and love my country. George Bush's fear mongering administration has taken our beloved constitutional principals, along with the rule of law, and changed this country from a once strong moral leader into a schoolyard bully. Gonzalez was just one of the gang.
After reading all the comments 38 I'm glad to read that so many of our American people are such experts on whats going on in Washington. The average citizen has no idea whos telling the truth and whos lying. Leave the judgements to God.
Its a shame that it took the first Hispanic American Attorney General of the US this long to take responsibility for his actions. Maybe the next time we have the opportunity to serve our country, we will be honest to the people we serve and with oneself.