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. bk texas usa

    Our Nation has cause to celebrate!
    But the jubilant festival awaiting us in November will be a day the entire
    World can relish!

    Could it be peace I see in our future?

    August 27, 2007 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  2. Crockett Walker Houston Texas

    Bush lost another yes man

    August 27, 2007 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  3. Patrick, Prairie Village KS

    Thank god! Not that the Justice Dept. will ever actually do what it's supposed to do but at least now it can act like it's focusing on serving the interest of the people again. What drives me up the wall in situations like this is the spin. The president said today that it's "sad that we live in a time when a talented and honorable person" is impeded "from doing important work." Are you kidding me ??? There is only one reason for this mess and its the honorable person himself with all his "i dont recall's" and "i dont know's." I'll tell you what is sad. Watching your president try to make the best of a crappy situation knowing full well he's defending a liar instead of just calling a spade a spade.

    August 27, 2007 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  4. John - Portland, ME

    about time... Gonzalez did not enforce the law, rather he was a rubber stamp for whatever twisted interpretation of the law was convenient to the Bush administration.

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

    Liar

    August 27, 2007 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  6. Mark Schaaf, Carmel, IN

    Is he a good man? I don't know. But if he's associated with Bush, he is suspect. January 20, 2009 cannot come too soon.

    August 27, 2007 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  7. Deb, Lawrence Kansas

    Was Gonazales really a bad leader or just bad at knowing when to go against the wishes of an ineffective President (or when to quit when it became clear that he was merely a puppet in a puppet Administration)? Mr. Gonzales, you had a chance to effect change and be a role model for the Hispanic community at the same time. I am sorry that you were such a failure on both counts. If you would have been working at my software company, you would have been fired long ago because we reward people for USING THEIR BRAINS! Too bad you did not know when to say, "No, Mr. President."

    August 27, 2007 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  8. Linda Tracy Lafayette, Indiana

    Leave him alone.....
    he resigned so let it go.

    August 27, 2007 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  9. A. Foxman, Florida

    To the poster below who said Mr. Gonzales was just trying to act in the best interests of his boss – the problem is that President Bush is NOT Mr. Gonzales' boss. The people of this country are his boss. Both you and Mr. Gonzales seem to have forgotten that and that is why he got himself into trouble.

    August 27, 2007 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  10. Raymond Ybarra, Brea, California

    Speaking as a Hispanic, I am disappointed when we finally have a Hispanic appointed to such a high level position as Attorney General, he turns out to be an obvious buffer between the President and the Opposition and is the Presidents Attorney instead of the peoples. He has no legacy.

    August 27, 2007 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  11. Kyle Raccio, Carbondale, Illinois

    Good riddance to him. He is just going to be replaced by another tool and then Democrats will capitulate as always and confirm him. This status quo thing is really starting to bug me.

    August 27, 2007 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  12. Chris Gonzalez, Washigton, DC

    No worries. Gonzales was a good man. He was just ousted by 90 percent of folks who does not know about world nor national politics. Because some leftist says that Gonzales is bad, then everyone will react to it. Bottom line is this: The folks who wanted his ouster A) does NOT know what the man did for a living, and B) doesn't even know WHY he 'wasn't the man for the job'. It was the radical leftists. Good freaking job.

    August 27, 2007 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  13. Natashia, Billerica, MA

    So where was all this rage against Sandy Berger who actually was "proven" to have stolen documents and hid them in his pants?
    You may have inaccurate statements but no actual crime against Gonzales or Libby or Rove.

    August 27, 2007 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  14. Tricia Downs, Colorado Springs, CO

    It's time to party. One down, two to go!!!!

    August 27, 2007 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  15. K. Imero Cincinnati Oh

    Liar

    August 27, 2007 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    Good!

    August 27, 2007 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  17. Jason - Bloomington MN

    I can't wait until the Democrats are in power, so I can whine & complain about them every day. Politicians are politicians & they are all the same. REVOLUTION 2008

    August 27, 2007 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  18. Jim Bohannon, Gainesvile GAl

    I think history will show that Gonzalez did nothing wrong in his tenure. He worked to protect us from terrorist plots. He fired a few inept, liberal judges, which he has every right to do. Let's see how many judges the next Democratic attorney general fires. And lets see if the same stink is raised about it from you liberal media.

    August 27, 2007 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  19. James, Antioch, CA

    Mr. Bush and Mr. Gonzalez should be ASHAMED of themselves. They're so pathetic. I'm just shakin' my head in disgust.

    August 27, 2007 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  20. Jeff Wall, NJ

    Wow, no wonder people call CNN the Communist News Network. 99% of the comments here sound like Moveon.org and DailyKos. The majority of normal Americans watch and read Fox because it is a Pro-American news channel, no wonder it kicks CNN and MSNBC's butts in the ratings.

    August 27, 2007 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  21. Deb, Lawrence Kansas

    Was Gonazales really a bad leader or just bad at knowing when to go against the wishes of an ineffective President (or when to quit when it became clear that he was merely a puppet in a puppet Administration)? Mr. Gonzales, you had a chance to effect change and be a role model for the Hispanic community at the same time. I am sorry that you were such a failure on both counts. If you would have been working at my software company, you would have been fired long ago because we reward people for USING THEIR BRAINS! Too bad you did not know when to say, "No, Mr. President."

    August 27, 2007 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  22. Cate, St. Petersburg, FL

    They say "better late than never," but it truly is a day late and a dollar short. As to which party benefits more – "Frankly dear I don't give a damn. . . " I care more about how the people will benefit.

    August 27, 2007 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  23. Tommy, North Phoenix, AZ

    Michael Chertoff as Gonzo's replacement? The man who heads the Department of Homeland INSECURITY heading up the Department of INJUSTICE? You gotta be kiddin'! But then nothing this worthless Bush Administration has done comes as any surprise. God help America!

    August 27, 2007 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  24. John Birch

    Very interesting indeed that the dogfight story that doesn't effect us nearly as much as this does, happens to get more airplay. But no dumb jock story about dog fighting will distract the american people enough form the real issue...the number of resignations from this corrupt bunch of bozos! True conservatives should be upset more than anyone!

    August 27, 2007 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  25. Sophie, Vienna VA

    Somebody said:
    "First-rate people hire first-rate people; second-rate people hire third-rate people."
    (Heckuva job, Mr. Bush.)

    August 27, 2007 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
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