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. Nora, Mineola, NY

    Another rat jumps off the sinking ship.
    Let's cut to the heart of this and impeach the worst president in recent memory; and replace him with a candidate from a third party who might have some integrity!

    August 27, 2007 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  2. Ed

    Clinton looked bad so Bush looked good.

    Now Bush looks bad and Clinton looks good.

    American Politics!

    August 27, 2007 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  3. Mary Milwaukee Wisconsin

    I am a teacher and mother. Bush and his people have set a very bad example for the youth of America.

    August 27, 2007 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  4. KBella - SF,CA

    Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out, Alberto. His unconscionable politicization of Justice was matched only by his actual incompetence in running the Department. I am certain many US Attorneys are whooping it up right now and hoping morale will soon be restored.

    August 27, 2007 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  5. Catherine Jefferson, Covina, California

    I'd say "about time", except that there never was a time when Alberto Gonzalez should have been Attorney General in the first place. I don't know how much responsibility he bears for the abuse and torture of terror suspects in Guantanamo and via 'extraordinary rendition' elsewhere, but his legal opinions supported this and other abuses. To quote an old-time southern preacher of my acquaintance, he's got a load of repenting to do and had best get to it.

    Of course, so do we (the American people), for allowing this situation to occur, and (worse) allowing it to continue for so long.

    August 27, 2007 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  6. Jed Cruz , San Jose California

    Which party stands to benefit more?? WHO CARES which party benefits more, CNN? Where in the constitution does it say that the political system must be run by a two-party system? The AMERICAN public benefits from this criminal's resignation. The American public will benefit even more if he's made an example of by being handcuffed, sent off to court and put on trial for lying to congress. Who cares about the political ramifications when the integrity of our nation is at stake here?!?

    August 27, 2007 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  7. JDG, Walla Walla WA

    Beinging a politician and a professional athlete are similar. All of a sudden your lying naked in a stadium full of experts and wannabes. The audience is viewing the play by play but has no concept of the accuracy of the play but definitely have their own opinion as to what it should have been. So I have to ask, if Alberto Gonzales is such a poor play caller, then why is Hillary Clinton at the top of the democrat's list for President. Doesn't repetition and history speak for itself?

    August 27, 2007 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  8. G. Rasputin, Lakeland, FL

    "Heckuva job, Gonzie!" Not. As we say down South: "Don't let the door knob hit ya where the good Lord split ya." And what in the world would lead anyone to conclude that Michael Chertoff is qualified to be the next attorney general? Unless of course being a ventriloquist's dummy, a la "Knucklehead" to Bush's Paul Winchell, is the only experience necessary.

    August 27, 2007 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  9. Ron, Lawrenceville, GA

    Good ridance! He was a disgrace for all minorities. The bar has been set by Thurgood Marshall in respect to the protection of civil liberties, rights and the constitution. Gonzales attack on the institution of justice and fairness was a display of blind loyalty as is the case with Clarence Thomas. The question might be how does this affect the Republican Party strategy to place imcompetent minorities in high office? Does this demonstrate that their attack on civil and individual rights gained through the courts over the years will be stymied because America, particularly, minorities and women have uncovered their plot and will vote against the Republican Party which is dominated by the Religious fanatics on the right?

    August 27, 2007 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  10. humberto Mexico City Mexico

    Gonzalez is good man. Peaceful, nice. Should be left alone. Was very helpful to all of us. Bad thing happened to him. Must now get rich in private practice. Who in Mexico can replace him? Now a Chertoff? What is that?

    August 27, 2007 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  11. pat the libarian redwood city ca

    Mr. Soon to be Former Attorney General, try Enron for your next job, you'd fit right in with your total lack of honor

    August 27, 2007 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  12. Nora, Mineola, NY

    Another rat jumps off the sinking ship.
    Let's cut to the heart of the matter and impeach the worst president in recent history. Then let's replace him with a candidate from a third party who might have some integrity!

    August 27, 2007 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  13. D.Cooper Elpaso,Tx.

    It"s about time.

    August 27, 2007 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  14. C.Merrick

    Reply to M. Parisi:
    The Attorney General's boss is the American people, not the President. That Alberto Gonzales missed that point is the reason he is gone now. Of course he was "trying to act in the best interests" of George Bush. He was supposed to be acting in the best interests of the United States of America. That was the whole problem.

    August 27, 2007 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  15. Harold Paton, Naples FL

    The Democratic leadership has been relentless in their criticism of Gonzalez, who has had to play a defensive game which compromized his effectiveness. I give him credit for resigning so that we can put this trivial firing business behind us. For myself I will be gratefull that our country was not attacked by terrorists during his watch.

    August 27, 2007 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  16. Bernard Bach

    heard him say on the radio this morning how great a life he has had compared to his "migrant" fathers' life.... My first thought was; Was his dad an illigal immigrant??????
    Would that not be funny? Not funny "haha"........Summary: Another evil Bush player falls !

    August 27, 2007 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  17. S. Dofelmier, Seattle Washington

    The most unamerican Attorney General to serve in the position. Good bye and good ridance.

    August 27, 2007 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  18. G.A.J., MILWAUKEE, WI

    Anyone who quits is admitting their guilt or failure. I don't care who you are that may beg to differ.

    August 27, 2007 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  19. RB, Cape Cod, Mass.

    One more down, still many to go. It's too bad this whole miserable Bush administration couldn't get a discounted group rate and all quit at once.

    As a public service, I'll even supply the Lysol for the scrubdown after they're all gone.

    August 27, 2007 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  20. Fred Scully Marlton NJ

    I guess we fill this one under more of the Bush plan to restore integrity to the White House....

    August 27, 2007 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  21. David, Doylestown, PA

    What planet is Bush living on?! How can he continue to give a statement of support to Gonzales?! Both of these men are disgraces! Both should be GONE.

    August 27, 2007 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  22. B Moss, Marietta, GA

    Another rumor is that Bush will name Solicitor General Paul D. Clement as the new AG. This is scary stuff – he defended Cheney's secret energy policy meetings, represented Donald Rumsfeld et. al. in the Hamdan torture case and was a law clerk for Scalia!

    August 27, 2007 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  23. Ray, Lawrenceville, GA

    Good ridance! He was a disgrace for all minorities. The bar has been set by Thurgood Marshall in respect to the protection of civil liberties, rights and the constitution. Gonzales attack on the institution of justice and fairness was a display of blind loyalty as is the case with Clarence Thomas. The question might be how does this affect the Republican Party strategy to place imcompetent minorities in high office? Does this demonstrate that their attack on civil and individual rights gained through the courts over the years will be stymied because America, particularly, minorities and women have uncovered their plot and will vote against the Republican Party which is dominated by the Religious fanatics on the righ

    August 27, 2007 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  24. Shantell Jacksonville, FL

    Ding Dong, the dunmmy's gone!
    Bush is soon to be left all alone,
    here's hoping that Cheney's next;
    the next resignation to slide 'cross his desk!!

    August 27, 2007 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  25. Zack, Pullman, WA

    Rove, now Gonzales, pretty soon there won't be anymore underlings to impeach so the Demo's will be forced to move up the food chain.

    August 27, 2007 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
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