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. Richard, Expat Escaped to Panama

    So all of you who've had bad things to say about the Bush government . . . oops . . .you're about to be investigated as a potential enemy of the "State"

    August 27, 2007 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    Alberto Gonzalez is a short fat chicken, running home to TX w/his tail btwn his legs..disgusting, despicable,deplorable human existence. This A Gonzalez thing shld be imprisoned for ever...

    August 27, 2007 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  3. Poggy Onovich, Sunnyvale, CA

    His ethnicity has nothing to do with it.
    He's a crony and a criminal who despises the constitution and the rule of law. He turned the Justice Department into the Department of Republican Politics. He shouldn't be allowed to just "quit", he should be marched out with handcuffs, along with Bush, Cheney and Rice.

    The wimpy dems had better not drop holding him accountable. And congress should not approve any nominee until Bush obeys the law and responds to lawfully submitted subpoenas.

    August 27, 2007 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  4. Nathan Prophet, Raleigh, NC

    Another nail in the Bush administration's coffin. So glad to see him go. The Repugs forced him out since they want to get re-elected. Now, Bush and Cheney, take Alberto's lead and make like a tree and leave.

    August 27, 2007 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  5. Greekman888, Marietta, Georgia

    A disgrace to our country. His tenure as Attorney General, the highest lawyer in our land, will go down in history as one filled with aggressive deception and complete disregard for doing what is right for the American people.

    August 27, 2007 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  6. PMES

    Great...... wish they'd all resign and we could get an administration that actually cares for and represents the people.

    August 27, 2007 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  7. Mark, Fresno, CA

    What does it matter now? The damage is done. The master plan of the Bush administration and the neo-cons has been completed successfully. Americans, our constitution has trampled and crippled. Our liberties are gone. It doesn't matter what happens in the next election. I'm sure the establishment knows it's a loss and understands the framework is set for 2012 after the next president has been blamed for all the damage done by the current.

    August 27, 2007 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  8. Ron - Portland, OR

    People can argue about whether or not the AG 1)took orders from the Whitehouse, 2)lied about the job performance of federal prosecutors, 3)tried to strong-arm former AG Ashcroft over wiretapping, etc.
    However, here's the litmus test... if you can't remember any details of your own personal key decisions at the Justice Department, and if you argue in front of the Supreme Court that the american people do not have a right to know what their elected representatives are doing behind the scenes, then you're not fit to serve in the role of Attorney General. End of story.

    August 27, 2007 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  9. J Moyer, San Francisco, CA

    Bush was elected pres of the US not just the republican US. He values political loyalty over competence as we have seen time and time again. Bush Please appoint a qualified replacement.

    August 27, 2007 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    His resignation took way too long! Now all we need is for Bush and Cheney to resign and we can begin to get this country back on track. The track of true democracy. Democracy for the people. All the people, not just the few.

    August 27, 2007 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  11. Geoff, Albuquerque, NM

    Abu Gonzales is a disgrace. He is a criminal (treason? perjury? take your pick) and should be prosecuted as such. Too bad the Dems don't have the spine to do it.

    August 27, 2007 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  12. Johnny, Waco Texas

    Our incompetent commander in Chief consistently put his loyalty to his cronies above the nation. Luckily there are only 511 days left before we have a capable person in the White House.

    August 27, 2007 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  13. Eric, Plainville, CT

    I think the resignation of Alberto Gonzales is long, long overdue. What Atttorney General of the United Staes of America would even concieve of a situation where an american citizen is not inherently entitled to a fair trial. Is this what the taxpayers of this country paid for......A personal hatchet man for an incompetent president. Every appointee he has made is smacked with partisn payback and cronyism and not because they were the most qualified. That is why all his appointees have gone done in flames....Brownie, Rumsfeld, Rove, Card and now finally Gonzales. Next is BUSH!

    August 27, 2007 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  14. Emily, Dallas TX

    Another rat off the sinking ship.

    August 27, 2007 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  15. Charles Latham, Jr.

    I am disgusted at the witch hunt polotics of the Democrats in forcing this resignation. Attorney General Gonzales is a decent moral man who was preforming his duties well.

    August 27, 2007 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  16. BW, Boise Idaho

    This administration has drug America through the mud so much for 7 years I need a shower. Funny that an administration that runs like a dictatorship tried to start a democracy in the middle east and failed. What a shocker. The good news, oil companies have never made more money. Again, what a shocker.

    August 27, 2007 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  17. Disgusted, Austin Texas

    One Republican screw-up to be followed by another Republican screw-up. I think what is funny is how the Democrats are talking all high and mighty, like they are better. I'm sorry people, but hyper-partisan politics is dividing and damaging our country. If the Dems and GOP keep up this garbage, China will be the #1 superpower within a decade, mark my words.

    August 27, 2007 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  18. Joseph D'Amico Little Egg Harbor NJ

    Free at Last! Free at Last! Thank Goodness we're finally free of this
    politician. Just Bush and Cheney left
    to go and the world will begin to right itself again!

    August 27, 2007 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  19. C Songs, CA

    Better late than never, but should have been done much sooner.
    Now, let's impeach Bush and Chaney, and the world should be a better place.

    August 27, 2007 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  20. Joe G, San Diego, CA

    A person who apparently has no memory whatsoever should not be in a position of authority in my opinion.

    August 27, 2007 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  21. Dan L Auburn ny

    Was it a plea deal?

    August 27, 2007 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  22. Poopy pant

    All you left wing fanatics finally get what you wanted. All the "aggrevation" he caused, was brought on by the filthy left.

    August 27, 2007 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  23. A. Wu, Staten Island, NY

    this is the best thing that could have happened to the Justice Dept. It will help to restore (I hope) trust in that dept.; the appearance of indepedence.

    As for the AG, Good Bye, Good Riddance. Gonzo finally did something right by the people

    August 27, 2007 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  24. Joe Dirt, Mud, USA

    ENRON, ENRON, ENRON... all over again!

    Remember the criminality of Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling, Andy Fastow, Cliff Baxter, Lou Pai, and a ton other well-connected ENRON "ASSOCIATES," preform "stupidity", "corruption" and "recklessness" all for Greed, Wealth, Power, & Control? Oh BTW, the estimate 500 execs/politicans benefiting over $20+ billion due to the corruption, conspiracy, & inside trading!

    Here we go again... Bush, Cheney, Rove, Gonzalez, Rumsfield, Chertnoff and a slew FASCIST Fanaticals right behind them for the same exact goals!

    Gonzalez should be in Federal Prison for committing multiple felonies of perjury, falsifying laws, obstruction of justice, and don't forget GITMO's slew of US, World & Humanity violations!

    After Gonzalez, Runsfield, & Rove are behind bars... the "ring leaders" Bush and Cheney AKA (Mr ENRON and Mr. Haliburton & subsidiaries) should be in court, of course these corporate whores should be in chains and orange prison suits!

    PS: Again the US taxpayers pay the price for, Bush/Cheney and his Idiot Sevants(Gonzalez,Rove, etc, etc) subsidizing favored corporations for Billions & Billions?
    Cheney's suppression of federal energy regulators to conceal evidence of widespread market manipulation by energy companies and of course his own Cash Cow HALLIBURTON and it's 50+ Subsidiaries and a Trillion+ $$$ wasted in Iraq!

    Remember you DC Dictators: Absolutely Power... Corrupts Absolutely!

    August 27, 2007 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  25. Lorraine Myrtle Beach, SC

    Good Riddance! The next step is to get rid of Bush, Cheney, Rice and all the rest of the Bush "circle" as Rice so fondly called it. Our country remains in dire jeopardy as long as they hold office.

    August 27, 2007 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
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