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. Rick Goodner Brownwood, Texas

    He should have taken Bush and you news people, who helped these fool mess everything up, with him. Why do you still have a job when you let this happen?

    August 27, 2007 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  2. Rick - San Francisco, CA

    The one we need to see go is Spanky!

    August 27, 2007 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  3. PEBrown, Ranson, WV

    What Gonzales did in the firings was correct. Clinton fired all of his attorneys and nothing was said. It was all politics against Bush.

    August 27, 2007 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  4. José Ramos, Miami, Florida

    Mr Gonzalez's significant contributions can be summarized as follows:
    1) His picture should now appear next to the word "Hack" (as in political) in Webster's
    2) For the umpteenth time, demonstrating that, lack of integrity and character are fatal flaws in a public servant

    August 27, 2007 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  5. John Smith Lnu, New York, New York

    You are an absolute disgrace to this country and to the Department which you were suppossed to serve. Lying under oath or just plain lying is not an option for a person in your position. You may take comfort in knowing that your contribution in making this the worst administration in history has been duly noted. Bill Clinton owes your boss a debt of gratitude for making his Presidency appear somewhat competent. Disgraceful!

    August 27, 2007 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  6. Jesus of Galilee

    Maybe now they'll bring back Ashcroft, and he will sing for me and preach my word, once again muddling the separation of church and State.

    August 27, 2007 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  7. KRYSTYNA WALTER, BRENTWOOD N.Y.

    long overdue!!

    August 27, 2007 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  8. Stanley Joseph

    THIS JUST IN:

    GONZO DOESN'T RECALL RESIGNATION!

    August 27, 2007 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  9. John, Sunnyvale, CA

    That man was DANGEROUS. We can't have the AG be so political. It's "justice foa all", not "justice for the party in power."

    August 27, 2007 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  10. George McManus

    Better Late than Never.

    We need to keep the Exec branch and Judiciary branch's seperate.

    If George Bush would own up to the mistakes of his admin we would consider supporting him

    August 27, 2007 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  11. Brad Yanek Virginia Beach, Virginia

    What a joke. I wish congress would actually concentrate on getting something worthwhile taken care of, instead of focusing on a none crime committed by slick willy's own administration. Typical of Demorats, do as I say, not as I do.

    August 27, 2007 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  12. Mike Gabson, Victoria, TX

    Finally! Watching Gonzales during the hearing he really didn't know what he was doing on a day to day basis. It sounded like he was on meth and male prostitutes all day because he certainly didn't remember any of HIS executive decisions he made while he was in charge.

    It's very sad that there is no accountability for any actions they do, what happened? He shouldn't be wearing that American flag, or should the flag be in the picture of him.

    August 27, 2007 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  13. PEBrown, Ranson, WV

    What Gonzales did in the attorney firings was correct. Clinton fired all of his attorneys and nothing was said. It has all been politics against Bush.

    August 27, 2007 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  14. Hiren Patel, Fairfax, VA

    This is great news! How do we get Bush to do the same thing? If Bush's appointees were legit; they would not resign.

    Must tell you something...the guilty don't fight!

    August 27, 2007 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  15. John, Jacksonville

    I think it stinks and thank to the democrats, everything in this country is politicized- bunch of power hungry pigs. Word to th ewise for dems- jump off a cliff – Im so sick of hearing these hyprocritical asses

    August 27, 2007 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  16. L.L. Allen, Reno, Nevada

    I say good riddance! The United States Department of Justice has such a black eye because of Alberto Gonzales, and by extension, George Bush and the Republican majority Congress who voted to approve Gonzales.

    Our justice system HAS to be approve reproach. Our country is built on a system of laws and for the head of the DOJ to lie to Congress, to show his allegiance isn't to our Constitution and our laws, but to a man, is clearly an impeachable offense.

    In addition, his testimony before Congress was deplorable and embarrassing. Justice is supposed to be blind – not stupid!

    August 27, 2007 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  17. Mary Milwaukee Wisconsin

    I am a teacher and parent. Bush's people have set a very bad example for the youth of America.

    August 27, 2007 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  18. Stan Moskowitz, Houston, Tx

    THIS JUST IN:

    GONZO DOESN'T RECALL RESIGNING!

    August 27, 2007 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  19. Daniel Smith, Petaluma, CA

    and thus starts a minor bidding war for Mr G to write a book where he purports to "tell the whole truth" about his tenure...

    August 27, 2007 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  20. Dick Gozinya, Dallas Texas

    Meh, it doesn't make a difference in the long run, someone else will replace him and keep going down the same track. Honestly, the two-party system is hurting this country, there needs to be third, forth, heck even a fifth party to change things up.

    August 27, 2007 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  21. Diego, Seattle WA

    I am still waiting for the President's and/or the vice President's resignation!

    August 27, 2007 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  22. Nezter, Ansbach Germany

    It's about time he resigned. Let's wait and see how much more of Bush's croonies will do the same.

    August 27, 2007 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  23. James Cooper Tallmadge Ohio

    It is a shame that anybody without the capacity to remember could ever be appointed to ANY job or duty, within government or without, BUT, it is a far greater shame that he does not have a crowd of others who should have resigned and left with him. The White House AND whatever bunker Lord Cheyney resides in should have nothing but fading echoes as their residents. As to Alberto Gonzales resignation, I say "Good Riddance". I would hazard to guess that Alberto's Father's 'best days' surely were better than Alberto's evaluations would have borne out... assuming that any appointees of the current White House would ever be fairly and dutifully evaluated.

    August 27, 2007 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  24. Anthony Edwards, Ft. Worth TX

    Gonzales is a lying scumbag who should have stepped down months ago. I think its great too that Chertoff is going to replace him.... Dubya's running out of friends to replace friends with, and with the excellent job Chertoff did with The Patriot Act and Hurricane Katrina, why not keep pushing him higher up the ladder? If he doesnt work out, I think Bush only has Brown, Laura and the twin daughters left to get positions in Washington.

    Can we all agree now that the Bush Administration is in fact the worst this country has ever had?

    August 27, 2007 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  25. W. Heidecker

    He was unfit to serve, should never have been appointed, and should have quit months or years ago.

    August 27, 2007 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
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