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?

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  1. Jane Johnson, Detroit, Mi

    If you all think Democrats don't lie, then you all a bunch of idiots.

    August 27, 2007 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  2. Anonymous, NY, NY

    Who's next – Rice, Bush or Cheney???
    The worse administration in history. Tumbling like a house of cards. How many red flags do we need people? Wake up!

    August 27, 2007 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  3. Michael Jones, Lawrence, Kansas

    Even Michal Vick has made a better start at repentance than has Alberto Gonzales. Alberto has not yet bothered to apologize. The most memorable moments of the Alberto Gonzales tenure as attorney general have been spent alternately lying to the public for which he works and hiding behind another renowned American liar, George W. Bush. Gonzales has proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that while he was in charge of enforcing the ethics of all other Americans, he obviously would not know an ethic from a pineapple himself.

    Then he has the truly unmitigated gall to say, “I have lived the American dream. My worst days as attorney general have been better than my father's best days." That is only true if his father before him was also a lying sack of crap, which seems unlikely, given the sacrifices the father made to get the son a good, if eventually wasted, education.

    Neither Mr. Vick nor Mr. Gonzales are typical representatives of their respective cultures. Instead, they are representative only of the Culture of Greed, lusting after money, power, and thrills. Vick is a man with good coordination made rich and convinced that he was special and didn’t have to follow the regular rules. Gonzales is a man raised in status and education, and convinced that he was beyond a law even more basic than those he had sworn to uphold.

    August 27, 2007 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  4. gary cazzola fraser, michigan

    WELL IM GLAD ALL THE LEFT WING LONNIES ARE HAPPY ABOUT DESTROYING GONZALES I THOUGHT IT WAS REALLY FUNNY ABOUT HILLIARY TALKING ABOUT THE CONSITUTION IF SHES ELECTED SHE WILL HAVE US ALL READ MAOS LITTLR RED BOOK THANK GOD WE HAVE PEOPLE LIKE ANN COULTER WHO TELLS IT LIKE IT IS

    August 27, 2007 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  5. Susan, Atlanta GA

    Everytime something happens from the White House that makes sense, it gives us a glimmer of hope for our democracy.
    Glad he's finally gone.

    August 27, 2007 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  6. Vish, springfield mo

    Good luck to Mr Gonzales. To be in the top post, he needs to be forthcoming and genuine. Defend justice. Not manipulate justice. Should be impartial. Not a pet for the administration. Thanks you and Good bye.

    August 27, 2007 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  7. American Man, Athens, GA

    MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

    August 27, 2007 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  8. Dan, Madison, WI

    The 'scandals' that brought him down may or may not be blown out of proportion, but there's no doubt that as Attorney General he presided over some of the worst abuses of civil liberties since the 60s, perhaps since the Sedition Acts of the Civil War era.
    His departure marks an important step in reigning in a government, and an administration, out of control

    August 27, 2007 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  9. Paul Presnail, St. Paul, Minnesota

    Via con disgrace, Alberto.

    August 27, 2007 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  10. C.Crowell, Hightstown, NJ

    Took too long. The damage to the integrity of the Justice Department was profound and will linger for some time to come. It is a shame that our national institutions have been so traumatized by this presidency.

    August 27, 2007 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  11. Mark Ashland, Kentucky

    Bush cronies always resign when the public gets close to the real story, hoping it will go away and protect Cheney, sorry I mean bush.LOL Lies, deciet, and the truth be know full pockets for everyone involved. What happened to the millions of US cash that was found on pallets when we went into Baghdad. I thought all the resources we found in Iraq would be used to finance the war, oil etc....
    But instead if we really knew the truth Cheney and all his cronies have lined their pockets on the American public. What pompus jerks they are trying to be condecinding by talking down to the American public. I hope they realize as they leave this world none of it was worth it.

    August 27, 2007 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  12. M. Meyers, Scottsdale, AZ

    Even if you believe Gonzales did nothing wrong, he was obviously inept. Of course, that didn't prevent Bush from becoming president.

    August 27, 2007 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  13. Kool and the Gang

    There's a party going on right here
    A celebration to last throughout the years
    So bring your good times, and your laughter too
    We gonna celebrate your party with you

    August 27, 2007 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  14. WALTER CRONKITE, MARS, UNIVERSE

    CNN SUCKS THE BIG ONE AND IS PROBABLY THE MOST ONE SIDED NEWS ORGANIZATION SINCE THE HITLER PROPAGANDA MACHINE

    August 27, 2007 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  15. Andress, Tampa, FL

    Alberto Gonzales refused to tell the truth while under oath to the American people. Not the White House sais his name has been dragged through the mud. Just another example of how this administration has continued to lie and decieve the American public.

    August 27, 2007 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  16. Thomas Byrnes

    Gonzales' resignation was long overdue. He was a disgrace. The idea that the Attorney General of the United States and Justice Department would so blatantly engage in partisan politics is shameful. The past few years have been a very dark period for the American Justice System.

    August 27, 2007 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  17. Tye W.v

    I think that is better that he left because he was just another puppet controlled by the Bush administration

    August 27, 2007 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  18. Cable King Pittsburgh Pa

    A big "thank you" out there to all of the moderate Republicans who are also happy about the soon to dearly departed Gonzales. As one can clearly see, the extreme right idealogues are signicantly miniscule in their supportive comments of the AG.

    August 27, 2007 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  19. Mike, Sunnyvale CA

    First Rove and now Gonzales - the rats are fleeing the sinking ship. Now it's time for Captain Bush to stay on board and go down with the ship.

    August 27, 2007 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  20. Frank Staten Island

    The hatred that spews out of the majority of these posts is scary. When you are that angry you cant think straight which explains a lot about you libs and democrats. Dems = emotion, Republicans = logic

    August 27, 2007 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  21. Steve, Minneapolis, MN

    1 year, 4 months, 23 days left (1-20-2009 NO MORE Bush and Fridends)

    August 27, 2007 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  22. RJP Cambridge MA

    Imagine if Bush actually believe his AG did NOTHING wrong – how scary is that ?

    He may actually be so far in his own bubble of "kiss-ups" that he believes that left is right, and up is down.

    John Edwards 2008!

    August 27, 2007 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  23. WALTER CRONKITE, KENNEBUNKPORT, MAINE

    CNN SUCKS THE BIG ONE AND PROBABLY THE MOST ONE SIDED NEWS ORGANIZATOIN SINCE THE HITLER PROPAGANDA MACHINE

    August 27, 2007 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  24. Dave, Leavenworth, KS

    If someone can prove he did something wrong, then by all means, charge him with something.

    August 27, 2007 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  25. JFM Fairfax, VA

    Gonzales way over-stayed his welcome and utility. The Decider, as is usually the case, hung on with support till the bitter end and looks even more ridiculous with mumblings of continued support and confidence. Alberto was roundly discredited and a liability six months ago, but probably held on till another story had our attention (the Michael Vick debacle). Gonzales just wasn't ready when Paris Hilton got out of jail; with the frenzy surrounding that epic event,he could have waltzed out the door and no-body would have noticed.

    August 27, 2007 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
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