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.
Al did the right thing for the country. Now if George and Dick would follow we might be able to get back on track.
He finally came to his senses. He should have resigned months ago the arrogant S.O.B.
His name dragged across the mud, is what Bush said....
I guess Congress can never question any of these "honorable men" he appoints?? Yeah, right...
Maybe now our faith in the judicial can be restored
Like Rats fleeing a sinking ship!!
Mr. Gonzales was the worst Attorney General in the history of the United States. Aside from what he did to civil liberties, he had no understanding of the Consitution. The precedent he established as best polarized this country and at worst trashes the rule of law.
Gonzales should have resigned months ago. Another of George's sleazebag cronies bites the dust.
General Gonzales, patronage run amuck!
What's really frightening are Bush's comments from this morning: Gonzales was "dragged through the mud for political reasons"; Gonzales endured "unfair treatment that has created harmful distraction at the Justice Department"; it's "sad that we live in a time when a talented and honorable person" is impeded "from doing important work."
Just when I think it is impossible to be any more surprised / revulsed by Bush's arrogance and seemingly oblivious view of the world around him, another example appears.
Mr. President: "Don't look back in anger, or forward in fear, but around in awareness" (James Thurber)
Does the democratic party really feel this assassination will help them gain the White House? Take note HIspanics.
As a staff attorney at the Department of Justice for many years, I was ashamed to have Dr. Torture as my nominal boss. I am glad he has finally departed.
"Happy trails to you, 'till we meet again"....NOT!!!!!!!!!!!
This is the result of the cronyism and nepotism displayed by the most arrogant administration in U.S. history. Mr. Gonzalez's resignation is better later than never. We need a non partisan leader at the Justice Dept.
Who is the next? GWB to be impeached!!!
Now can anyone in congress/senate tackle real issues.....one by one all the presidents men are biting the dust and our “elected officials” still can’t get it together to deal with Iraq, Katrina issues etc…hopefully some real work can get done prior to the “08” election…but I won’t hold my breath
As a LEGAL Mexican American, I find it outrageous that one of us who has "reached the top" is now declared "incompetent" to handle the job he got. A lot of us would love to be Attorney General, but just cannot. This is a blow to all Mexican Americans – legal or otherwise.
"I don't remember" "I cannot recall" etc. seem to be the new buzz words out of Washington these days.
While Gonzales is not the only one who uses those phrases or similar ones, he should at least be able to remember what he has said from Congressional hearing to Congressional hearing. At least, it would have been in his best interests to do so [to be able to remember better].
While there are those who do not seem to care their personal rights and freedoms are being slowly eroded in the name of "we do this to fight terrorism," I do mind. I probably have some of the absolute most boring phone calls going, I certainly do not want my government to be "spying" on me, especially without notice to me. It's none of their business with whom and to whom I speak.
I'll not support anyone, like Gonzales, who appears to be a "yes-man" who is willing to support and honor a President who makes his own rules, ignoring the Constitution.
And, if any of you think I am unpatriotic because of that view, think again. I lost my father in WWII, fighting for this country. No greater patriotic cost can be garnered from a small child than to grow up without a dad.
I remember a feeding frenzy similar to this one when Janet Reno had the job. When does anyone on capitol do any work other than run for office, spend our money on pet projects, or take trips under the guize of doing business. I am sick of politics as usual. What did this guy really do wrong?
GOOD RIDDANCE,TO A LIAR AND INEPT JUSTICE DEPT LEADER. HE IS A DISGRACE TO ALL THAT "JUSTICE" STANDS FOR. HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED!!!! HOPEFULLY, CHENEY WILL BE ON HIS TAIL, AND OUT OF THERE. I COUNT THE DAYS LEFT TO THIS GROUP OF "THUGS" SUPPOSEDLY RUNNING THIS GREAT COUNTRY!
They don't call him Sleazy Gonzalez for nothing.
Now if Mr. Ted Kennedy, Mr. Reid, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Jefferson and Mrs. Pelosi would resign and move to Fort Leavenworth Kansas, then mayby the congress could get on with important business.
The congress is there to make laws to help govern this country, not to try to tear it down. That is what the democratic party is all about.
I'm wondering what's fueling these recent resignations of "all the king's men?" First Rove, now Gonzalez. What nastiness is getting ready to come down the pike for the unsuspecting American public now???
Like everything in Washington D.C. these days, this became a witch-hunt on the Bush Administration. Nobody seemed to care when Janet Reno and Bill Clinton were doing the same thing, even worse. It's just depressing to see our political system come to this. No wonder why the approval rating of the congress is the worst it has ever been.
His resignation is the textbook case of "Better late than never."
This man never really seemed fit for this job, and I don't think he ever understood that his job was to represent the law, not to represent the dubious "best interests" of the president and his cronies.
He's a crook and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent.
Another rat jumps ship. Good riddance. Unfortunately, BushCo seems to have an unlimited cesspool of creeps to choose from when looking to replace Gonz...a cesspool we call Texas politics.
If Bush's plan was to screw up our country as much as possible, then he's doing a "heckuva job".