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. Gary, Washington, D.C.

    I think this is a shame. Despite all the vitrolic, no one in Congress has even suggested that he has done something illegal or wrong - just political. I hope Bush campaigns against Specter and Warner. It would serve them right.

    August 27, 2007 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  2. Andy Phoenix, AZ

    Now if only Bush and Cheney would resign.

    August 27, 2007 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  3. riley, Omaha, NE

    it's really interesting to read all these comments and find out where people are at with Alberto stepping down!! I think his resignation was long overdue myself. It will be interesting to see whatever becomes of Alberto Gonzales after he leaves office of Attorney general! 'nuff said.

    August 27, 2007 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  4. Kuro, Long Beach CA

    I would dearly love to see Congress drag out the affirmation of whomever Bush nominates for his next lackey...uh...Attorney General.

    So far, Bush's Administration has reeked of cronyism, and I'd like, for once, to see someone who is actually qualified for the position be nominated.

    Not that I think that is going to happen anywhere in this lifetime.

    August 27, 2007 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  5. Lotta B. Ottoms, ToadSuck Ferry , Arkansas

    Anyone with the memory lapses and perhaps ethics blindness that Mr. Gonzales has needs medical help more than this country needs their "public service".
    That is as kind as I can put it and not mention screen doors.

    August 27, 2007 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  6. Michael Lovett, Lake Wylie, SC

    I'm glad to see Gonazales go.

    I've felt for a long time that the Bush Cartel was dishonest, arrogant, and acted above the law.

    Since Bush commuted Libby's sentence it's clear that the constitution and the judiciary system are only obstacles to him. Protecting his cronies is apparently more important.

    I wouldn't be surprised to see an executive order providing a life-long retirement plan for Gonzales.

    August 27, 2007 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  7. Che Oigueverra- El Castroni Albuquerque, NM

    This is an outrage to ever Mexican American – legal or otherwise. Just when we get one of our own somewhere near the top, along comes the "system" and knocks him back to the ground. Shame on you who support this move.

    August 27, 2007 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  8. DJ, Los Angeles

    Just another scapegoat meant to take the fall for Bush and Cheney.

    Karl Rove, Defense Sec. Rumsfeld, Scooter Libby and AG Gonzales are ALL just yes men to the President...all have resigned under mounting pressure and criticism.

    The persons that should really be resigning are George W Bush & Richard Cheney.

    August 27, 2007 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  9. sonny c. v.p.,la.

    Bush says Gonzales good name has been dragged through the mud. If he looked behind him he'd see all destruction he & Karl Rove has strewn both nationally & worldwide.

    August 27, 2007 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  10. Armando, Miami, FL

    Gonzalez is out, the rest of the NWO remains intact, Rove is hanging out like Rasputin and Malchiavelli, he and Cheney have themselves quite a front man. Bush is irrelevant, history will judge him harshly, let's see: collapse of the stock market, 911, collapse of the housing market, "let's go to Iraq under false pretenses, oh wait, we can't get out of there legitimately", he is right though: there will be no child left behind when the civil war in Iraq flames out, but we will have a bunch of new martys ready to commit suicide to avenge for these neo-cons's actions. It will take decades to sort out this mess, may bush live to be 1000 so that he can see how history remembers him and his buddies as scum.

    August 27, 2007 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  11. Bob Cooper, Taos, NM

    The Democrat party is run by white racist i.e. Schumer, Leahy, Dodd, Durbin, Byrd, Boxer, Webb, Feinstein, Pelosi, Emanuel, Reid, Kennedy, Dean and Clinton. Gonzales is another example of a warning to Republican minorities that you will be ruined for venturing from the Democrat plantation.

    August 27, 2007 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  12. J Nieszel Chicago Illinois

    It is a disgrace that such a good man was dragged through the mud. Another example of partisan politics on the part of the democratics to undermine our government.

    August 27, 2007 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  13. Fred Horowitz, Safety Harbor, Florida

    The level of expertise and professionalism required to run our great nation is far too important to leave to loyal pals of President Bush. Mr. Gonzales has been treading water since day one.

    August 27, 2007 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  14. Kevin Pollard, Metairie Louisiana

    The system of reckless, irresponsible and condescending judgmentalism from so many people, within and outside the Beltway, remind me that we do pay a heavy price for "free speech". The loudest critics of Alberto Gonzales could not stand up to the scrutiny, much less the criticism, that this man has endured. The vindictive pundits, who care only about power and control, and nothing about our country, win this round. I look forward to the day they will self-destruct...and they will self-destruct.

    August 27, 2007 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  15. Britton, Greensboro NC

    Gonzales has fallen victim to the war between the Democrats and Republicans. It is very unfortunate that we are focusing our attention on a man who did nothing more than dismiss some attorneys on his watch. I am sure once this is done, the Democrats will look for something else. All they are doing is vote searching. They will keep doing this until they win the White House. Let's see what kind of issue they will have going on if they win the White House. Another sex scandal?

    August 27, 2007 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  16. Richard Nixon, Pergatory, Netherworld

    WEll, looks like they won't have Al Gonzales to kick around anymore.

    August 27, 2007 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  17. Robert W. Cranston

    I would hope that Gonzales would stay and aggravate those dishonest democrats all the more. I would hope that he would be replaced by a non catholic however.

    August 27, 2007 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  18. John Smith. Tulsa, OK

    Gonzales lied, that is true. But also did George Bush and now we are in a war were there is not way out. Is bush going to have the decency to resign for HISs BLUNDER ?

    August 27, 2007 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  19. fred Totah

    Its about time

    August 27, 2007 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  20. Chris, Minneapolis, MN

    Impeach Bush & Cheney! Pelosi will step in for president. I have had enough of our civil liberties being trampled on & our own soldiers being killed for this administration. When will it end? Bill Clinton only lied about his own sexual indescretions! This President has done far worse things & we have turned our backs on what he has done!

    August 27, 2007 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  21. Randle Turner , San Antonio Texas

    This is an example of just another in a long line of Bush's failures. Here is our number one legal mind in the United States of America. God save us from those who would try to destroy us under the umbrella of Executive Privilege.

    August 27, 2007 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  22. Carol Leon - Kill Devil Hills, NC

    This Attorney General should have resigned a long time ago. This went on way too long and put yet another blemish on this President's credibility!!!

    August 27, 2007 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  23. Raun Burnham Los Angeles California

    I think it is to the benefit of the country to have Gonzales step down. DOJ should be led by someone who is willing to be as politically impartial as possible. I'll be surprised, however, if this White House can produce such an individual as a replacement.

    August 27, 2007 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  24. Michael O'Neill, Los Angeles, CA

    Maybe he can take up a position with some third world banana republic. His actions as attorney general have been in comtempt of the freedoms we once enjoyed in this country.

    August 27, 2007 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  25. Mark H. Goldsboro, NC

    This man should never have been picked for the job. Mr. Ashcroft was a man who knew and upheld the Constitution, sadly Gonzales was not. He was loyal to Bush but not his oath of office and our founding documents.

    August 27, 2007 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
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