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. steve, leesburg, virginia

    I LOVE how CNN headlines this section "harsh reactions pour in"... CNN has been complicit in this mess from the beginning. How about just "reactions come in" Where is unbiased journalism? I guess it went out with our constitutional rights to habeas corpus.

    August 27, 2007 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  2. Nicolas Olano, Miami Florida

    Chertoff? I wonder why a President whose approval rating reeks, would want to name an individual already tarnished with the Katrina muck?
    I still beleive that at least one neorona of Mr. Bush's brain can function independaently from his handlers and appoint to the high office of Attorney General a man of character and impecable credentials, so that at least in one front we can be assured that the well being of the nation and the cause of justice, are in the hands of the people and not the conglomerate interests.

    August 27, 2007 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  3. I.R. Tyler, Texas

    This is "justice delayed" and evaded. Why should the President's men be allowed to resign rather than get fired? Why shouldn't Mr. Bush himself take responsibility and resign? He has condoned torture and rendition, he has approved of spying on Americans. He has ruined the economy and got us involved in a protracted war in Iraq. And now he has his boys meet with Iranian diplomats in private. Does he want to borrow more pages from Ayatollah's thesis?

    August 27, 2007 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  4. David Gilbert, Sierra Vista, Arizona

    I've been a registered Republican for decades, but Gonzales' resignation is for me just the latest bit of infamy from an administration that will go down in history as the most corrupt and ideologically crippled of all time. Gonzales, like Bush, Cheney and an amazing array of their other underlings, abandoned the rule of law and any consideration of right-versus-wrong in favor of political expediency and personal loyalty. The harm done this country by these people will take outlive me, I'm afraid.

    August 27, 2007 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  5. Cait, Washington DC

    This current "administration" is an embarrassment to the American people. It's about time Gonzales resigned.

    August 27, 2007 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  6. John

    Thank God, the biggest crook and liar was forced to resign. This guy should first be sent to jail for all the lies he told the committee that investigated him. He forgot that he had taken an oath when he took office.
    Can you imagine what would have happened to one of us had wee lied congress or the committee?.

    August 27, 2007 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  7. Greg Papazian

    The problem with Bush is that he surrounds himself with "friends" and not competent professionals. Sadly Gonzales is not better than ol' Brownie.

    August 27, 2007 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  8. John Belmar, NJ

    He did nothing wrong. Just like Bush has done nothing wrong.

    August 27, 2007 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  9. JOSE PHOENIX AZ

    Alberto was good man. peaceful, kind. we will miss him. it is not good for him to resign. makes us all look bad.

    August 27, 2007 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    It has been my opinion all along that the Bush haters have always wanted to have his appointees be forced to resign. Every President has dismissed Prosecuters that were of the opposite political party. Check on how many Clinton got fired. It's a shame when a good man has to leave because the baracudas decide he should.

    August 27, 2007 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  11. Mary Chicago, IL

    When are George and Dick quitting?

    August 27, 2007 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  12. Joel Edinburg,Gilford, NH

    I used to think that the entire Bush administration was proof that the Peter Principle was true, but you have to add basic dishonesty into the mix. Watching President Bush's comments re: "being dragged through the mud", just shows how badly he is in denial. If he thinks Gonzo's been treated harshly, wait until he sees how he's viewed historically.

    August 27, 2007 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  13. Susan Raymond, NH

    It's good news, but too little, too late! The damage that Gonzales and this administration have done will take decades to repair... Gonzales is one piece of a very dark period in United States history.

    August 27, 2007 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    DON'T LET THE DOOR KNOB HIT YOU WHERE THE GOOD LORD SPLIT YOU, SC

    August 27, 2007 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  15. LJMAdigan, Houston, Texas

    A great day for the US Constitution!

    August 27, 2007 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  16. George W. Bush, Washington D.C.

    Hey politics always happens when it comes to firing U.S. attorneys every administration that cames into the White House replaces the existing ones for political reasons. Alberto Gonzales would be fine if he said that instead of i don't recall.

    August 27, 2007 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  17. James, Antioch, CA

    Mr. Bush & Mr. Gonzalez should be ASHAMED of themselves. They're so pathetic. I'm just shaking my head is disgust.

    August 27, 2007 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  18. Travis, Arkansas

    Finally!!!!!

    Who's next? Regardless, a spineless, constitution-ignoring, civil-right-squashing, middle-class hating, out-of-touch with reality, unsuitable, dishonest, selfish, berating, belittling and arrogant "bushhead" will replace Gonzales.

    More of the same.

    Also, Rove left early to help elect a republican candidate president in 2008. I wonder if Rove thinks he can make Gonzales president.

    August 27, 2007 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    Finally

    August 27, 2007 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  20. James, Atlanta Georgia

    First Rove, now Gonzales. It was WAAAAY OVERDUE!!! On both accounts. Now, can we immediately begin their prosecutions. Gonzales has too many charges to list. How about we show him what REAL JUSTICE looks like? As for Rove, just the charge of outing a covert CIA agent would be enough. Better yet, let's allow all of the other agents the Valerie Plame worked with, whose lives Rove endangered by destroying their collective cover, to get their own "justice." I say, we send Alberto Gonzales to GITMO and leave him in a cell with 10 of the biggest, meanest (after 4 years of being there) prisoners. That might be a good start for Alberto.

    August 27, 2007 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  21. Anonymous

    GOOD RIDDANCE !

    August 27, 2007 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  22. Karl Marx

    Another liar bites the dust!

    August 27, 2007 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  23. R. Sambo Woodbridge, NJ

    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 , who has committed multiple Felonies!

    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) what an example the US Federal Government sets for the entire world.
    No wonder Americans are despised and hated to the 4 corners of the earth... so sad for the innocent American citizens~!

    August 27, 2007 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  24. A. Thomas, New York, NY

    Rats leave before the ship sinks.

    August 27, 2007 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  25. Walter - Nazareth, PA

    If only the liberal press would resign. I'm tired of the brainwashing that the media outlets dump on the ctizens of this country every day. So many people don't take the time to read and research the issues, they just regurgitate whatever they heard on the morning news and assume it as fact. Ignorance = democratic victory in 08.

    August 27, 2007 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
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