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. LMG Columbus, GA

    What took so long?
    It never ceases to amaze me how politicians, sports people, etc will continue to say they have done nothing wrong and then end up doing what they should have done when the problems surfaced. Gonzales should have been gone a while ago.
    To me they all end up looking like selfish idiots.

    August 27, 2007 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  2. John, Garland, TX

    Too bad his "Commander In Chief" doesn't follow suit.

    August 27, 2007 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  3. John, Washington, DC

    Another piece of GW crap finally gone!

    August 27, 2007 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  4. windrider, Columbus Ohio

    Gonzales should have resigned months ago, instead of staying on to create even more problems and more avenues for investigation every time he opened his mouth. No one really benefits from his departure; it's too little, too late, and does nothing to undo the harm he caused to the DoJ as an impartial arbiter of justice. We can pretty much count on Bush appointing someone with similar partisan credentials and personal loyalty to ensure that the politicization of the DoJ continues unabated.

    August 27, 2007 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  5. J, Concord CA.

    It's no suprise. Seems that most of the Bush administration jumps ship once they get caught. Hmmm. I wonder what other illegal activities they're up to today.

    August 27, 2007 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  6. Ann, Fortaleza, Brazil

    How many more of this president's staff members will resign under pressure? I doubt his replacement will be much better. Bush thinks he should be able to do whatever he wants, no matter what the Constitution says.

    August 27, 2007 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  7. Amelia Everhart

    I think it's about time. This is not about him being hispanic. It's about lying, and manipulating, and owning up to what you do.

    August 27, 2007 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  8. GeorgiaVoter

    Do they not have anything better to do with our time?! No wonder this 110th Congress has the worst ratings in history..

    August 27, 2007 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  9. John Conner Hollywood, Florida

    Never liked him anyway, so it's about time.

    August 27, 2007 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  10. Aaron Meadows, Highland CA

    Good Riddance. Gonzales was either the most incompotent government official of all time, or a bold-faced liar and perjurer. Common sense tells me it was the latter, but either way he had no business serving as this country's attorney general.

    August 27, 2007 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  11. charlie, atlanta

    what took so dang long?

    August 27, 2007 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  12. Rob, Atlanta, GA

    This is very simple: as a conservative, you are only allowed to defend current administration policies if you can say- in the same breath- that you have no problem with President Hillary Clinton having the exact same level of power.

    August 27, 2007 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  13. Dorothy K, Bothell Washington

    Too little too late for anyone's good. And isn't it amazing the way the RATS desert the ship???

    August 27, 2007 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  14. Karl Rove 2, NYC, NY

    Why is Mike Vick the headline on CNN and not this....to be honsest Vick was wrong but Gonzales affects HUMANS lives....not animals!

    August 27, 2007 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  15. Luis, Wolcott, CT

    Thank God he's out. Now just two to go (Dick and George)

    August 27, 2007 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  16. charlie, atlanta, ga

    what took so long?

    August 27, 2007 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  17. Debra De Bode, Bozeman, MT

    Good riddance to Alberto "Abu Ghraib" Gonzales. May we find a replacement who deeply and truly understands the sanctity of the law, the Constitution, human rights, and a civil society.

    August 27, 2007 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  18. Patrick, Cincinnati,OH

    Will the last member of this corrupt administration to leave... please turn out the lights. The taxpayers really need to save some money... we have your 3.5 trillion dollar mistake to pay for.

    August 27, 2007 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  19. Danielle - Bastrop, TX

    It's about time. He was supposed to be looking out for the rights of the american people, instead he was the Bush's puppet, taking the rights of the american people away.

    August 27, 2007 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  20. Chris H., Pittsburgh, PA

    Good riddance.
    Would the last moron left turn out the lights and return the constitution?

    August 27, 2007 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  21. Tim, Denton TX

    It's too bad for him, really. Everything he did came straight from the White House, but when it all came home to roost they left him out to dry. This should teach everyone in Washington that personal loyalty has no place in modern politics. Gonzales should have been loyal to his office and the American people, not the White House political machine.

    August 27, 2007 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    Alberto Gonzales finally gave up trying to keep up with all of the lies and deceit required by the Cheney administration. He was a small pawn in a big ugly game that has cost all Americans their self respect and pride in our country. Eight years of blundering has us all ready to resign.

    August 27, 2007 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  23. Mike, New York, NY

    It's a good thing that he is leaving. Let's hope for some positive change, however dim it may seem while under Bush/Cheney.

    August 27, 2007 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  24. J, Concord CA

    It's no suprise. Seems that most of the Bush administration jumps ship once they get caught. Hmmm. I wonder what other illegal activities they're up to today.

    August 27, 2007 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  25. RJ Chandler, AZ`

    now the Dems will need to find something else to whine about!

    August 27, 2007 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
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