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. Tiffany Los Angeles, CA

    It's not about his ethnicity, it's about his inability to do his job currently. It's also not about political parties against each other, again, it's about the man's inability to handle his job. Don't make it more than it is.

    August 27, 2007 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  2. Dasein, Boston, MA

    I don't think I can confirm nor deny how I feel or think about Gonzales' resignation. Perhaps if I consult with the assistant to my vice-assistant or with my President, I could put together a less convoluted and probably a more not-as-inaccurate memo stating my opinions and beliefs. Otherwise, I have no comment at this time.

    ... it's about time! The AG ought to be able to answer straight-forward questions brought forth by the DOJ Oversight Committee! Instead, he constantly dodged issues with vague Bush-esque comments. America does not need an Attorney General who takes orders directly from the President and Vice-President. Whatever happened to "checks and balances"!?

    August 27, 2007 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  3. Greg, Columbia Missouri

    Let's just hope he remembers he resigned as the AG tomorrow...

    August 27, 2007 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  4. Joe Kool, New York, NY

    Bush and Cheney should follow his example.

    August 27, 2007 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  5. Donna, Florida

    Its unfortunate that so much time was spent in the senate debating his postition, he should have saved the american people a bunch of money and greif and resigned months ago.

    August 27, 2007 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  6. Cecilia NY,NY

    I find it a sad moment. But I want to give Mr. Gonzalez my true thanks for all he has done and accomplished in protecting us. Including the NSA and the Patriot Act. Up till now did I feel safe and confident no terrorist would have his way. I don't know now. With Dem's who can only spend taxpayers money in creating hate and negativity for politic means there is no safety. What have they even offered to protect this country? Safety comes first, Republicans I can trust. Cecilia NY, NY

    August 27, 2007 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  7. Bob Swem, Overland Park, KS

    If only we could get the two truly corrupt and incompetent members of this administration to resign – Bush and Cheney.

    August 27, 2007 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  8. Mscaleb, Dimebox, TX

    Regardless of what has transpired, I believe Alberto Gonzales deserves recognition for the level to which he attained. I am not commenting on anything he may or may not have done. I merely point out that, as an Hispanic, he reached a level not many people of Hispanic descent reach. His accomplishments show Hispanic youth how far they can go if they set their goals high and work toward them diligently. As to what he may or may not have done, history will bare the truth of that in due course.

    August 27, 2007 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  9. Michael Freed, Santa Fe, NM

    Yet another corrupt Bush official bites the dust. As each secretive, un-Constituional, unpatriotic, and crooked Bush administration player leaves the building, the inevitable light of truth begins to shine on all their dark deeds. ALL citizens, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, should rejoice as our democracy begins to right itself from the damaging list these Neo-Cons have inflicted on the ship of our American dream.

    August 27, 2007 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  10. Andy, Columbus, OH

    Of all the constitution breaking, unbelievable self serving stunts this administration has pulled, the one thing the Democrats get truly upset about is party politics. This should show you how much they truly care. This entire governemtn has been bought and paid for a long time ago, and it will take much, much more than a mouthpiece and policy puppet resigning to change anything.

    August 27, 2007 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  11. Dan, Detroit MI

    I think it's funny that W is dismayed by the resignation, claiming a man with a good name has had it drawn through the mud for political reasons. I assume when he says this he means that in appointing someone hispanic he was trying to appeal to latinos, and that this person had their career ruined by firing people for political reasons. The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning; that – is – irony.

    August 27, 2007 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  12. Troy, Atlanta, GA

    If Gonzales is replaced by an AG who will actually uphold the Rule of Law, this will benefit the Republicans. If Michael Chertoff is the replacement, God help us all as he will be many times worse than Gonzales. If that happens, it will only help the Democrats. Oh, it will also help anyone in the Bush administration who might otherwise be held accountable for illegal acts :-)

    August 27, 2007 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  13. A Former Republican, Anywhere, AZ, USA

    Good to see some of the 16%'ers are drawn to another Bush Failure story.

    (16%'ers=The dregs in the leftover party glasses that is the GWB administration)

    In other words...American IDIOTS who still support a missing Crawford, Texas village Idiot!

    August 27, 2007 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  14. Begonia Buzzkill, San Francisco, CA

    So, so happy for Gonzales to have mission accomplished for HIS American Dream to make all American's barely survive the nightmare of this adminstration.

    Rather ironic the most justice we will have seen in the Bush owned Justice Dept is when the chief crook and consumate mud slinger resigns.

    August 27, 2007 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  15. Genevieve Cervera, New York, New York

    The arrogance of the President's blame for Gonzales resignation on "politics" just reinforces my belief that this President has no respect for the law. This President has no "clothes" and just doesn't get it.

    August 27, 2007 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  16. Michael Vick ATL GA

    For all the right wing lunes saying "he did nothing wrong", "the dems demonize him"....can u pls care to answer why gonzales said, he accepts responsibilities for the wrong doing at the department? he wanted to "fix" something that ain';t broken>??
    I am an independent, but if you guys wanna proclaim that Bush administration and his cronies have Not been incompetent, then maybe you guys need to get off the coolaid and start looking at the reality.

    I hope we elect a better leader next time, rep or dem. This one is and will be a shame.

    August 27, 2007 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    Boy this is a bias website, the Clinton News Network! Democrats, the dividers of America!

    August 27, 2007 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  18. bruce, palo alto, ca

    Glad to see Gonzales gone!
    Not happy to think of the next
    AG the Bush group will want.
    I'm sick of this group in
    power and once gone I would wish
    to God America never sees
    them again, but I know like a bad
    penny they will keep popping up.

    August 27, 2007 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  19. BUZZ INDIANAPOLIS

    BUSH CAN HARDLY COMPLAIN ABOUT A "GOOD NAME BEING DRAGGED THROUGH THE MUD" WHEN THAT IS EXACTLY HOW HE GOT INTO OFFICE AND HOW HE TREATED SUPPOSED "ENEMIES" WHILE IN OFFICE. BUT APPARENTLY BASED ON MANY OF THE COMMENTS FROM RIGHT-WINGERS HERE....THAT IS THE CURRENT MINDSET OF THE ONCE GREAT GOP!

    August 27, 2007 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    The Good Old Boys are leaving. An attorney general who doesn't enforce immigration law, who locks up boarder patrol agents versus drug smugglers who places politics ahead of the american people should be fired not allow to just quit... That's TWO, who on the Bush Good Old Boy team is next......

    August 27, 2007 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  21. hillary cliton, somewhere, NY

    He's paying for Bush's actions of being above any law.

    August 27, 2007 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  22. Greg, Marietta GA

    That's got to be the most tongue-in-cheek comment on here.

    August 27, 2007 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  23. Amos, Burlington TX

    Seriously, this guy is sickening. I can't believe that he stayed in office this long.

    August 27, 2007 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  24. Dave, Bakersfield, California

    His boss Bush should be next.

    August 27, 2007 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  25. Wendy Stevens Boise Idaho

    It is about time!!! How can we get Bush and Cheney out too?

    August 27, 2007 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
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