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.
Well it's about time. Never in the history of the US Justice Department has there been a more inept, dishonest, corrupt, and to mention Forgetful, Attorney General.
I am not sure that his replacement, Michael Chertoff, will be much better.
He should be in jail.
Other than during his oath of office, did Gonzales ever assert that his duty was to protect The Constitution and to serve the people of the United States? It always stuck out during his recent testimonies before the Congress. It was always: "I serve at the leisure of the President."
His departure is a relief, but it may be too little - too late. Only history will tell.
When you give someone a job because of their race, rather than their ability, things like this are bound to happen.
About time i am a lawyer from his hometown, from his neighborhood and also mexican american and i am embarrassed with his tenure as Attorney General we hope he follows John Mitchell and does a stint in the federal penitentiary for obstruction of justice.
Gonzales is the WORST Attorney General the United States has ever had, but why not, he was appointed by the WORST President we have ever had!
Just another example of what has to be the most incompetent, morally reprehensible, irresponsible, ignorant, arrogant, hypocritical, immoral and loathesome administrations in the history of this country. And that is their good points
GOOD RIDDENS ROBERTO...TO BAD YOUR BOSS ISN'T GOING WITH YOU!
Bush should resign next. He's a lying idiot who is a cancer for the United States.
Another Bush lap dog gets euthanized. He was a disgrace.
So, glad to see him go!!! Should have happened months ago. A TOTAL incompetent but then that's what you get with Bush.
About time! But I feel cheated...I would have preferred to see him fired.
Now, let's impeach Bush!!
Glad to see Gonzales gone. Here's a man who abused his position of office then tried to invoke executive privilege to hide behind his wrong doings. In the end his unethical ways caught up to him and led to his downfall. I am only sorry it has taken this long for his departure.
Good Riddance you fascist ****
Liar, hypocrite and destroyer of our constitution.
I do not recall my response...
I beleive that under any other administration, this situatoin would not have been a topic of discussion. It frustrating to see and hear the things that have been the focus of complaint when this country has so many huge issues that could eventually take it to it's knees.
It's about time Gonzales resigned. He was totally unqualified to begin with and was just a 'yes' man for the administration. He was given the position due to friendship and not competence.
While the President should have the right to appoint the Attorney general, the A.G. should then fall under the auspices of the Legal Branch and not be the president's adviser, cabinet member, or lackey. Although the A.G. will probably remain loyal to the president and the party, they won't be getting daily marching orders.
It would have been much better if he had left sooner... or been forced out by Congress sooner. As our confidence in him slipped and this dragged out, many experienced, long-time employees of the DOJ resigned in disgust. In fact, the DOJ has been gutted - the very people who would uphold what the department should have represented have left. We are left with the people who didn't see anything wrong with what Gonzo & this Admin were doing. Crying Shame!!
Last week Karl Rove resigned after Senate oversite committees issued subpoenas on him. This week Roberto Gonzales resigns after he realizes that he and Jason Bourne have something in common...selective amnesia. Everyone the Congress tries to question winds up resigning, so what's next?...Congress should start to question Cheney!!!!!!
I believe that the Democrats pushed his resignation, only for political reasons. I also believe that the Democrats would destory anyone and do anything to get the White House.
The Democrats and the Taliban both think they are God's gift to man.
Finally, they took the trash out. Now if we can get rid Bush.......
he should have been fired months ago.
While this seems like a victory against Bush and his cronies, simply resigning isn't enough to pay for the mistakes that Gonzales and Bush have made. As attorney general it was Gonzales' job to not only uphold the law, but to act as a bulwark against that political machinations that threaten to taint our legal system in favor of one party or another. I hope that this is a sign of things to come, but since impeachment and imprisonment don't seem to be in the near future I count this as a win for Bush.
I am politically nuetral and I usually vote split ticket and all I can say is, his resignation speaks for itself. Last week Karl Rove resigned after Senate oversite committees issued subpoenas on him. This week Roberto Gonzales resigns after he realizes that he and Jason Bourne have something in common...selective amnesia. Everyone the Congress tries to question winds up resigning, so what's next?...Congress should start to question Cheney!