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?

Add a comment with your thoughts below.


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  1. EssEff Groover, Modesto, CA

    Repubs: determined to destroy the solid fabric and true freedom that REAL Americans have worked so hard to build. Friends don't let friends vote repubs, especially with the record of failure, incompetence and evil of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Gonzales, Frist, Santorum, DeLay, Ashcroft...

    What miserable people they are.

    August 27, 2007 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  2. James, New York, New York

    Mr. Gonzales is a roll model and we were lucky to have him seving as AG. This overblown liberal witch hunt will come back to bite the Dems down the road, because when it comes to an election no body is going to care about Alberto Gonzales or some U.S. Attorneys losing their jobs. (Nevermind the fact that they served at the pleasure of the President, which is better job security than most of us making about 1/3 the salary.) The majority of the country already disapproves of the President, so throwing another match on the fire isn't really going reap much for either party.

    What will happen is Americans are going to look at this Democratic Congress, for which they intrusted with the power to make a few changes, and say "what have you done?" Have you ended the war? No. Have you abolished special interest in Washington? No. Have you reformed immigration policy? No. Have you done anything noteworthy? Nope...

    August 27, 2007 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  3. Harry, Santa Fe, NM

    Gonzales'resignation is very long overdue.

    August 27, 2007 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  4. Matthew Austin, Texas

    Na na na na
    na na na na
    hey hey hey
    goodbye.
    I'll be singing this all day long, gladly.

    August 27, 2007 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  5. Gerald, Fort Smith, AR

    He was serving Bush when he should have been serving the Country!!!!

    August 27, 2007 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  6. Bob Duginger, Irvine, CA

    Attorney General Gonzales' resignation has nothing to do with governing the country and everything to do with petty partisan politics. He serves at the discretion of the President. Our elected representatives better start to realize that we don't send them to Washington to engage in this type of political warfare. Let's solve the country's problems!

    August 27, 2007 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  7. donnavon

    Sadly, this won't make a difference.

    The AG's behavior just reflects the attitude of the administration he worked for. They asked Gonzales to manipulate the law for their purposes. To look for legal loopholes and exploit them. The agenda that shaped the AG's actions isn't going to change.

    August 27, 2007 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  8. Peter, San Jose, CA

    Scariest is Bush's claim that a 'decent guy's good name was dragged thru the mud for political reasons.' Gonzales was 'stopped from doing important work.' What was that? Gutting the Constitution?

    The White House has become the newest planet in the solar system

    August 27, 2007 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  9. GWB - Kennebu???

    He did a gooder job than anybody else coulda done.

    August 27, 2007 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  10. Sandra Johnson, Atlanta, GA

    Does this mean he's "off the hook" for his lies to Congress?

    This is yet another one of Bush's cronies doing his dirty work. Americans have had enough of Bush and his disciples. Jan, 20, 2009 can't happen soon enough!

    August 27, 2007 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  11. grace, new orleans, la.

    My thought is that we should care about the bigger picture . A corrupt or dishonest politician is par for the course. Let's fix problems , Congress, not do stuff like this for eight years.

    August 27, 2007 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  12. Mary Dargen Sacramento California

    My parents used to always say the "Proof is in the Pudding". I never understood what that meant until now. With Karl Rove last week and Gonzalez today I think the "Proof" of Bush's administration and tenure is now in the pudding. I have been waiting almost 8 years to say I told you so but I do not think that is important anymore. Lets just fix it and move on.

    August 27, 2007 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  13. Greg, Houston

    Good riddance. he compromised his integrity for political gains. Sad part about it is he still doesn't get.

    August 27, 2007 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  14. Tony, Dayton, Oh

    Gonzales did a fine job under difficult circumstances. The attornies general serve at the pleasure of the President, as does Mr Gonzales. The 8 attornies general were fired at the request of the President. As long as The Attorney General's actions were in line with the wishes of the President and his administration I believe he should have stayed on until the end of the President's term.

    August 27, 2007 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  15. Keith Flake

    If Gonzalez were as loyal to the American people as he is to President Bush, we might have had an effective US Attorney. Justice requires impartiality.

    August 27, 2007 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  16. Louise Deer Isle, ME

    Too bad he's not taking Bush with him.
    Louise
    Deer Isle, ME

    August 27, 2007 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  17. Chris, Philadelphia, PA

    It has taken too long for this administration to unravel. They should have been impeached and/or indicted long ago. Anything short of criminal charges for Bush, Cheyney, Rove, Rumsfeld, Gonzales, Chertoff (I'm sure there are others) is an irreversible affront to our constitution and our legal system. Failure to hold these criminals accountable will only permit administrations that follow to be equally lawless. "We the people" end up the big losers in that scenario. What a shame it will be if the greatest democracy in history lasted little more than 225 years.

    August 27, 2007 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  18. Steve, Boston, MA

    We need to get back to there we have competent, honest, law abiding people with the highest integrity in the GA's office, like when Janet Reno was there. Uh, not.

    August 27, 2007 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  19. Steve, Boston, MA

    KEEP THE RESIGNATIONS COMING!!!

    August 27, 2007 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  20. Mark C, New York City, New York

    His departure is long overdue, but he still seems to be getting off a bit easy. No? He has yet to take responsibility for his actions.

    August 27, 2007 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  21. Mel, Springfield, Illinois

    Bye Bye now. And don't let the door hit you in the rear!

    meanwhiile:

    Hey, anybody making sure that "Superboy" Yousiff and his family are being protected until the visa issues get ironed out and they make it here safely for treatement?

    August 27, 2007 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  22. Robert Warner Westlake Village, CA

    Hasta la vista, baby! It's a sad day in American history when our most notorious liars are our President, our Vice-President, and our Attorney General.

    History will recall the legacy of this administration as the greatest series of lies, half truths, and similar deceptions ever perpetrated on the American people and our former allies.

    August 27, 2007 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  23. Ken Miles, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Long Overdue! Alberto G. is a total disgrace and I can't believe that Bush is considering another Turkey "CHERTOFF" as a. Gonzales' replacement. Gonzales and Chertoff are both just another Bush Administration's CLONES!

    August 27, 2007 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  24. Clara Geno, Bouse Arizona

    As an observer of the American scene for 65+ years...I have never seen anyone with the exception of George Bush, that has actually damaged the country to the extent Alberto Gonzales has. I am afraid that it is already too late to prevent further damage..We live in hope, and so far have lived with despair.

    August 27, 2007 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  25. Steve Nwagbo, Niagara Falls, Canada

    It is rather unfortunate that Mr Gonzales allowed himself to be humiliated out of office this way. But clearly he brought it on himself. In the various testimonies he made before congress he portrayed himself as insincere, lacking in authority and even unintelligent! Which is sad for someone as accomplished a lawyer as he is.

    August 27, 2007 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
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