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?

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  1. Jerry, Roswell, GA

    About time! Only the Bush administration can spin the resignation announcement of one of the most ineffective AGs in this nations history seem like it was the democrats fault by 'dragging his good name through the mud for political reasons'. I figure President Bush will exercise his keen political awareness and nominate a sitting US senator, figuring the old boys network won't vote down one of their own... how about Pete Domenici, he started this mess.

    August 27, 2007 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  2. R. Kelly, State of Maine

    I wonder what the deal was to get rid of the AG? The Dems blessing another 6 months in Iraq? A toothless Congress and a wildly egotistical Prez ... what a combination. God help us.

    August 27, 2007 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  3. George Bush New York, NY

    I tink people are too quick to jump in a critize harshly. The realities of life are not as clear cut of Black and White as we would like them to be. Politics is a dirty game by nature (human Nature that is) and as with any other job, people have to follow orders and be team players. DOn't be so quick to blame the VP without first looking at the CEO's involvement.

    August 27, 2007 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  4. tony bossier city, louisiana

    "i don't recall" better news than this! bush will say that the terrorists won because of this...his pat answer.

    August 27, 2007 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  5. Bob, Arlington, TX

    Watch. Think. Evolve.

    http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com

    August 27, 2007 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  6. Mark Smith, Norwalk, CT

    In a democracy based on separation of powers and separation of church and state, it is shocking to learn how thoroughly and systematically this administration has violated both.

    August 27, 2007 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  7. Jim H, San Francisco, CA

    You see, boys and girls, if you pray hard enough God does answer prayers!

    Karl Rove √
    Gonzales √
    Tony Snow √

    Dick Cheney _
    George Bush _

    August 27, 2007 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  8. runawayjim

    Only one person running for president will bring about change...

    Kucinich in 2008

    August 27, 2007 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    its about time. hope to never see him again!

    August 27, 2007 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  10. George Bush New York, NY

    I think people are too quick to jump in a critize harshly. The realities of life are not as clear cut of Black and White as we would like them to be. Politics is a dirty game by nature (Human Nature that is) and as with any other job, people have to follow orders and be team players. Don't be so quick to blame the VP without first looking at the CEO's involvement.

    August 27, 2007 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  11. Shawn Dunphy, Middletown, NY

    HALLELUJAH!

    The Bush Administration is slowly collapsing like a flan in a cupboard, and I couldn't be happier.

    Its way overdue.

    August 27, 2007 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  12. Bobbie, Sevierville TN

    We should be greatful for one thing that Gonzales did. He (shockingly) pointed out the holes we have in our Constition and law that allow our executive branch unlimited control over the Congress, the Senate and the average American. I hope we will take this as a warning and repair these holes before we end up under a dictatorship in the interest of "National Security".

    August 27, 2007 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  13. Joseph Bernard, Boulder CO

    Gonzales is a reflection of this adminstration; a liar, without true values, inept, run by ignorance and political biases, lacking in real leadership and not the least bit concerned about what is best for the people. Like the president, a sad disappointment to human kind.

    August 27, 2007 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  14. Rolly, Hutchinson, MN

    It's about time Gonzales left, now I hope Bush doesn't give him a medal for outstanding service and " A Great Job Brownie" pat on the back.

    August 27, 2007 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  15. LP

    My post would have been in the top 10... but for some reason it never went up! So I try again. (Since then, I notice that the resignation of one the highest (embattled) officers in the US was knocked off the CNN headline almost immediately by Vick, and then by the housing glut!

    Repost:
    He should have been impeached. The rule of law has taken another major body blow when the AG feels it appropriate to perjure himself (setting aside his refusal to follow his oath – to uphold the Constitution). Make no mistake about it; there were at least 3 "perjurious" statements over the past six months.

    His resignation is yet another unfortunate message to the youth of today about leadership and responsibility – assist the elites; wait for your payback; lie, evade, and mislead to protect yourself (and the 'team'); and if the pressure gets too much, step down to spend more time with the family.

    It has become formulaic. NEVER admit your errors. NEVER take responsibility for your actions germane to the issue. ALWAYS take swipes at your 'opponent'. And, TAKE responsibility for some other vague thing to appear righteous. I find it sad that Vick took for responsibility that the AG.

    Society has absolutely no right to criticize younger generations until their models – today's "leaders" – begin once again to show positive, life-affirming, ethics-promoting behavior. No one is perfect – but, ethical lapses followed by repeated denials and evasions are a sad, sad message to the world.

    However, that man is merely a tumor that indicates a larger systemic cancer. And how successful have we been at fighting cancer?

    August 27, 2007 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    Obviously unable to do his job and seems like a wimp, unable to stand up to the adeministration on what is the right thing to do and that is why he let 9 US attorneys be fired even though it was motivated by political reasons and had nothing to do with their level of competency. Please no more ultraconsefrvagtives who bow to the right constantly.. here's a novel thought, a moderate, the next best thing to a liberal who hopefully would be fairer to everyone.

    August 27, 2007 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  17. Paolo, Newark NJ

    I think that Gonzales' resignation was long overdue. I also think he was able to skate away easily... he is just as deserving as impeachment, indictment, and jail time as most everyone else in the current administration.

    August 27, 2007 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  18. Justin Time, San Francisco, CA

    Ding Dong the witch is...

    August 27, 2007 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  19. Ben Franklin, Philly, PA

    Liberals are such babies..

    Don't you idiots get it? Democrat, Republican, it's all the same!

    Big business and the rich people (Clintons, Bush, all the same.) are clouding the issues so you idiots keep worrying about politics and nothing is being done to help everyday citizens.

    Wake up people! Stop the politics and get the U.S. back to solving important problems!

    August 27, 2007 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  20. Dallas, Texas

    When will Bush resign?

    August 27, 2007 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  21. lou,dallas tx

    With everything else that is going on in the nation and the world, why anyone would get concerned about a man doing his job as outlined in standard policy is beyond me. The firing of those individuals was his and the president's privledge as they saw fit. It's done under all administrations. They were appointed by the president's staff and they can be terminated by the president's staff as they see fit.If they were to be fired because they didn't drive a Ford or because their children went to the wrong schools, so be it. This was just another chosen way for the demowacos to take another political slap at the president. So obviouis.

    August 27, 2007 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  22. Bill, Charlotte, NC

    This comes about a year too late!! This administration has done more to harm America and create a world wide condemination against anything American. We need a leader that understands that this is a different world and with work with other nations instead of the always confrontational approach. How many more of the troops will die supporting "Bush's War". I wonder when the real number of troops killed so far in this war will be released..so much other information has been "supressed" that we as Americans should be very wary of the administration figures.

    August 27, 2007 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  23. Charity Hammer, Denver, Co

    I believe its about time he left his position. I have written my local papers, and emailed my reps for the state of co for the last few months calling on them to help get my voice like so many others out there. His behavior has been apalling. His responses child like. I am glad that his time is finally up!We all must take responsability in our lives its about time he did the same.

    Today is a good day for America. Now how about we get rid of GWB!

    August 27, 2007 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  24. Ian OConnell, Charleston SC

    It's about time. Let's just pray that the next guy isn't nearly as awful...

    August 27, 2007 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  25. Mike, Edina, MN

    What happened to swearing to uphold and defend the Constitution?

    The Bush admistration won't but why isn't the Congress indicting these crooks?

    August 27, 2007 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
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