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. Martin, Frankfurt, Germany

    Well, that leaves Laura and Barney...

    August 27, 2007 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  2. Ilker Yücel, Brooklyn, MD

    While it's great that Gonzalez has resigned, it's disheartening to me that these criminals we have in our government are able to evade the heat simply by resignation. This man deserved to be investigated and impeached, along with Karl Rove, Donald Rumsfeld, and the numerous others in the current administration, including Dick Cheney and George W. Bush. There's no accountability anymore, and this is a country of laws, and when the law is broken, those responsible should be made to pay the penalties. But I can't be picky. He's resigned and it's good.

    August 27, 2007 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  3. Abe, Colorado Springs, Colorado

    WAAAAY OVERDUE!!!

    August 27, 2007 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  4. 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 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  5. Bill Guyton, Houston, TX

    Which party benefits more? Depends on who replaces Gonzalez, and what they are able to achieve. For Republicans, the issue of the firings should die down a little.

    August 27, 2007 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  6. Michael Edmonds, NYC, NY

    Chertoff?
    Maybe we should stay with Gonzales. Is one any better than the other?

    August 27, 2007 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  7. Roger DiPaolo, Edna Bay, Alaska

    I'm glad to see it, but very suspicious as to whether the situation will improve as long as the Bush administration is still in power.

    The Bush administration is actually a historical continuation of the Nixon administration, with the same ideology and supporters – and like the Nixon administration, this one has also overstepped it's legal bounds and IMHO is one of the most UN-American and dangerous administrations in our country's history.

    August 27, 2007 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  8. Donald, Fairfax, VA

    Snow:check, Rove:check, Gonzales:check, Cheney: Bush:

    August 27, 2007 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  9. RightyTighty

    Witch hunts and surrender policies are all demorats have to offer America..

    August 27, 2007 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  10. Martin Harper

    It's about time. As an ultra-right leaning, Bush puppet liar, he had no business in the position in the first place. Good riddance. Only if Bush would do the same...

    August 27, 2007 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  11. Sam Wallace, Bettendorf Iowa

    We're still talking about this?

    August 27, 2007 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  12. Steve S., Niskayuna, NY

    I'm glad to see him step down; he was not right for his position. However, his stepping down is a day late and a dollar short of justice...go figure.

    August 27, 2007 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  13. Richard M., Chicago IL

    Will Gonzales' resignation really have any impact on the way the Justice Department is run, or will the President simply fill the position with another crony? Sure, Gonzales was a political hack and needed to go, but the President is the real problem. Until he's out of office, we can expect more of the same from this government (i.e. political scandal, mismanagement, and corruption).

    August 27, 2007 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  14. Rick, Eugene, Or

    He's a lousy sob and should have resigned months ago. The entire administration should resign and allow this country to regain some much-needed international respect. GOOD RIDDANCE TO THIS LYING TOADY!

    August 27, 2007 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  15. Steve - Ridgefield, CT

    It still amazes me how politicians in this country will use just about any excuse to advance their own personal agendas. Alberto Gonzales was derailed adn put in hot water after the dismissal of the judges. How many CEOs of Fortune 1000 companies in this country know about the dismissals of every single one of their employees? Such dismissals are a daily occurance and no one expects CEOs to get involved in that level of detail in their organizations. That is why they hire compentant and trustworthy staff members – to handle such tasks. This to me is an indictment on the political system and the abilty for politicians to manipulate it to achieve their own agendas. How many of those who pursued Alberto Gonsales can claim to be without fault or mistakes?

    August 27, 2007 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  16. Sheri Edwards Knoxville, TN

    Gonzalez is (or was) the people's lawyer, not George Bush's personal counsel, and I've wanted a new lawyer for a long time.

    August 27, 2007 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  17. Lia, Garland, TX

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

    August 27, 2007 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  18. Tim Burlington, NC

    Ever wonder if these people (well many) of the Bush Administration were assigned to resign to support his agenda however temporary?

    August 27, 2007 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  19. Charo, Las Vegas, NV

    Oh great, now we can get on with our lives.

    On to the next national embarrassment.

    August 27, 2007 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  20. Nezter, Ansbach Germany

    It's about time he resigned. Let's wait and see how many more of Bush's croonies will resign.

    August 27, 2007 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  21. themollusk, sav, ga

    How bout Bush and Dick next?

    August 27, 2007 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  22. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    Praise be to God/Allah/Buddha/Krishna or whatever that this pathetic little Bushie is gone. Who's on deck– Uncle Dick?

    August 27, 2007 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  23. Mike, Baltimore, MD

    Perhaps now America will take a course towards a society built upon truth and justice. I can only hope we have learned a lesson about what happens when "justice" becomes political.

    August 27, 2007 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  24. M Allen, Cherry Hill, NJ

    Way too little, way too late. The number of scandals that follow this man number in the dozens (attorney firings and wiretapping are arguably the two most prominent). Perhaps one day we will once again become a democracy and have a government who serves the people rather than serving themselves.

    August 27, 2007 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  25. Bill Davis, Dallas, TX

    The guy was obviously a crook, and the fact that Bush refused to ignore it is one more example why Bush should not be President.

    Bill Davis

    August 27, 2007 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
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