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. Mike, Reston, VA

    It is unbelievable how long he waited to resign! I am so ashamed of our top government officials; it's 'Dibert goes to Washington'

    August 27, 2007 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  2. Al Gore, Texas

    great now we will have another political witch hunt. The guy did nothing wrong.

    August 27, 2007 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  3. Patricia Gracian, San Diego, CA

    This man should NEVER have been Attorney General.

    The stupid Senate never held him to answer the questions posed to him and he was slippery as an eel during the confirmation hearings.

    He has destroyed the honesty and integrity of our Department of Justice and made a mockery of the rule of law.

    He has shown himself to be a good front man for the Mafia and other similar organizations- like the current administration. The Senate will just let the next Yes-Man in so he can continue back-stabbing the nation.

    August 27, 2007 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  4. Ray Hampson

    He was the victim of political attacks made by those who are looking out for themselves versus the Country. Bill Clinton fired all 93 of the justises when he came into office. Let's go back and charge him with...something.
    Sickening Congress.

    August 27, 2007 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  5. Greg Smith, Clifton Heights PA

    Some day the hateful and disgusting Democratic party will have there day. Sorry to see him go. He did a great job.

    August 27, 2007 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  6. Rob Schwartz

    I never thought we could get any worse than John Aschcroft, but Gonzo has proved me wrong. He is a disgrace to the rule of law, and the office of AG. Good Riddens.

    August 27, 2007 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  7. 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 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  8. R Sambora, New Jersey

    WHY? WHY?

    Why isn't Alberto Gonzalez in Federal Prison? This Trusted federal official committed multiple counts of; Prejury, Conspiracy, and Obstruction of Justice. We are talking about the Attorney General of the United States of America!

    This proves the continuance of double standards of the Federal government and it's organization and employees above the laws and US Constitution.

    The ROMAN EMPIRE THRIVES AGAIN, seeking World domination and New World Order (NWO)

    August 27, 2007 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    Nominate Eliot Spitzer for Attorney General

    August 27, 2007 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  10. Bryan G., Kansas City, MO

    It would be nice if the whole administration would resign. That includes Cheney and his puppet(Bush).
    I really hope Skeletor(Chertoff) doesn't get the job....We already know what kind of a Attorney Gerneral he'll be by watching the cartoons!!

    August 27, 2007 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  11. John D. Public

    Reading through the comments here one cannot help but notice the total frustration people are feeling about the government… and I for one agree.

    August 27, 2007 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  12. stanley New Jersey

    Yes, he did the right thing by
    resigning. Little to late should
    have happened long ago.

    August 27, 2007 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  13. Richard,Surfside Beach,SC

    It is an absolute disgrace that blatant left-wing politics can chase an innocent public servant from office.For all their wild-eyed accusations-all the liberal lunatics have to show for it is the scalp of Alberto Gonzales-and not an iota of wrongdoing.Shame!

    August 27, 2007 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  14. Paul Stewart

    It's too bad it took months of congressional hearings for this to happen. Now the Bush Administration will not have a smoke screen to divert the American People's attention away from the war that has gone terribly wrong.

    August 27, 2007 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  15. William Feader, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

    Hello,

    I'm a Canadian from Ontario and we are often accused of not knowing what is going on in the hearts of Americans.

    After reading your comments on the board here today I must say I am very encouraged by the clear and unequivocal denunciation of lies, deceit and cronyism in the Bush administration (to say the least).

    I'm also encouraged that finally, ordinary citizens of both parties are standing up for democracy in the US.

    August 27, 2007 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  16. Burt Lyle

    This is democracy we are talking about...not third world country politics! In America political appointees serve for a limited time. God bless America.

    August 27, 2007 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  17. Dee,

    Now that he's gone, let's get on to the important business of impeaching Bush and Cheany!

    August 27, 2007 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  18. Utah

    You're all missing it - Leahy and some members of Congress know that at the core is the US Attorney firings and why certain cases in some states are not being prosecuted. And the answer is because organized crime is at the core, headquartered in Maricopa County, Arizona, that has infiltrated our US judicial system. And there are many politicians are also involved in the corruption receiver land in Maricopa, so US Attorneys are not prosecuting. U

    August 27, 2007 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  19. G. Mendenhall Homestead, Fl

    One commentor stated "finally the Bush administration is starting to unravel". This administration started unraveling from its inauguration in 2000. They did not start lying right off of course cause George was on vacation the majority of his first year in office. Can anyone recall anything this administration did prior to 9/11? It's just too bad that Roberto and Rove (along with a list too long to go through) were all aloud to resign instead of being held accountable for thier actions. The public pays for thier actions not them, they gain. Soldiers give thier lives, people struggle to make ends meet while gas prices soar and children are left behind in the schools and in the world of health care. Whatever, the damage is done and these people resigning and walking away from the mess to spend time "with thier families" is a scar on America and Americans.

    August 27, 2007 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  20. Duncan Phoenix, AZ

    You're doing a heck of a job, Alberto!!!!

    August 27, 2007 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  21. Joyce Bozlee Portland, OR

    Finally!! It's the best news I've seen since Karl Rove resigned! This is the best thing for Dept. of Justice.

    August 27, 2007 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  22. Samantha Contreras, San Antonio Texas

    It is about time he leaves office. When are the American People going to wake up and smell the coffee on what is truly going on at the White House. He is only a fall guy, but just as much accountable as the next person. When are we going to say enough to Bush and his croonies establish Honor back to the White House

    August 27, 2007 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  23. DJ, Des Moines, IA

    Maybe now he'll have plenty of time to, uh, recall all of the things he's done.

    August 27, 2007 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  24. Mike, Reston, VA

    It is unbelievable how long it has taken for Gonzales to resign; this should have happened six weeks ago. I am so ashamed of our top government officials– it's like Dibert goes to Washington'

    August 27, 2007 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  25. Gary Cummings, Cookeville TN

    Gonzales' resignation is just one more piece in what will likely be historically viewed as the most corrupt administration in U.S. History. Bush not only broke his oath to uphold the Constitution, but has actually found it to be a stumbling block to implementing Bush Administration policy. Perhaps it is Bush policies, not the constitution, that is wrong.

    August 27, 2007 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
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