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. Abe, Colorado Springs, Colorado

    THIS IS WAY OVERDUE... Probably will be replaced by another lying idiot.

    August 27, 2007 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  2. Steve, Niskayuna, NY

    I am glad to see him step down from hist position. He obviously was not right for the job, even from the get go. However, his resignation is a day late and a dollar short for justice and for the American people...go figure.

    August 27, 2007 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  3. Brien, Boston. Mass

    Gonzales should have arrested himself before his resignation. What a waste of time.

    August 27, 2007 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  4. Michael, Dallas, TX

    That's good news. Let the perjury indictment begin!

    August 27, 2007 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  5. Manchester, NH

    Thank god!
    Bush has no clue!

    August 27, 2007 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  6. Richard, New York, NY

    Since the 2000 election many Democrats have done their best to undermine and destroy George Bush. Now they are succeeding. Nothing else. It is all politics, all the time.

    August 27, 2007 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  7. Leye, Richmond, Va

    Good riddance

    August 27, 2007 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  8. Jeff, Fort Wayne

    It was a long time coming. If you are going to enforce the law, then you must be truthful and honest. You must have integrity, in which this person does not. Law must be enforced to ALL MEN not just a select few. Good Bye Mr. Gonzales

    August 27, 2007 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  9. C. A. Finnegan

    My mantra is 01.20.09! It can't come soon enough. Then we will be rid of these arrogant men! I wonder how low Bush II will rate in the list of Presidents. Warren G. Harding fans should be very optimistic!

    August 27, 2007 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  10. Kryztov Lindquist Washington DC

    Justice served...

    August 27, 2007 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  11. Pravin Gupta, Syracuse, NY

    It may seem like a Dictatorship, but at the end of the day Democracy is alive and well and living in America....

    Who is NEXT?

    How do we get rid of the 'Real Culprit – Cheney'? And we thought Tricky Dick applied to Nixon??

    August 27, 2007 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  12. Deb Green, Columbus Ohio

    Way past time. Neither party will benefit specifically, but America will benefit greatly.

    August 27, 2007 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  13. Kate McCulley, Somerville, MA

    Long, long overdue.

    I can't wait to see how the Bush Administration tries to spin this.

    I'm most looking forward to statements made by the Republican candidates. I'm guessing that nobody will outright slam him like John Edwards (loved his four-word response), but it will be interesting to see just how hard they hit him.

    August 27, 2007 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  14. Bushizdunn

    Its quite obvious that Bush failings as a President has failed as a leader in his own sess pool of cronyism. One by one they all are hittin the door as we all expected Gonzales would eventually. It was bound to happen.

    August 27, 2007 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  15. Ken Alvestad, Port Orchard, wa.

    Just another lier out the door. Maybe we can get the truth soon.

    August 27, 2007 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  16. Matthew W. Combest

    Its about time – he should have been escorted out in handcuffs – with Karl Rove behind him.

    August 27, 2007 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  17. Coleman McDonough

    It's about time!! He should have done this long before this & saved Americans all this aggrevation. Now it's time to get to the real truth to what he really did while Attorney General!

    August 27, 2007 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  18. Steve, Houston, TX

    The fact that this joker has been able to hold onto this job for so long is easily the 8th wonder of the world. He has presided over the worst administration of the DOJ this nation has ever known, he's a disgrace to the principles of justice and fairness. The only thing he had going for him is that he once managed to get the future president of the United States off of jury duty and drug related offences, thus sealing a friendship that would in the future come close ruining a prestigious institution of justice.

    Good riddance to Gonzalez!!

    August 27, 2007 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  19. David Johnson, Bainbridge Island, WA

    In his statement to the press just now that this was an unfortunate consequence of a fine man's name "being dragged through the mud for political reasons," Bush demonstrates that he doesn't understand the immensity of Gonzales' tresspasses. Bush also projects his own grandiosity and paranoia about how unfairly he believes he is treated – for similar moral failings, to which he is also blind.

    August 27, 2007 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  20. Susan Meyers, Macedon, New York

    It's about time Gonzalez resigned, but I have to wonder about the timing. First Rove, now Golzalez. Is something big about the investigation into the firings of the 8 attorney generals about to come out and they think they can shield Bush by their absence? Maybe they think they can't be sobpoened if they aren't public servants anymore? Sure hope that's not true!

    I do have to laugh at the Republicans whining about partisanship. They have run the most partisan administration and legislature in the history of this country! Tom DeLay and Dennis Frist practically beat new congreessmembers into submitting to whatever the party line happened to be – regardless of what their constituents thought. Now that the people have spoken and the Democrats are in charge, they're claiming THEY are being victimized? Puhleeeze!
    The only thing worse than the Republicans' partisanship this past six years has been their arrogance in thinking the law doesn't apply to them.
    Think we can get Cheney to resign next?

    August 27, 2007 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  21. Linda Faigen, Beaverton, OR

    One down, two to go. And we don't need Chertoff for Attorney General, either. Bush moves his cronies around like chess pieces. When one resigns in disgrace, he puts another pawn in the old ones place. Impeach Cheney, then Bush, and maybe we can actually get something done around here.

    August 27, 2007 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  22. Seth, Chapel Hill NC

    Of course Gonzales resigned. He's done such a 'heckuva job' in the Justice Department, it was only a matter of time before the stink got too much for him. I'm only shocked that this didn't happen in time for President Bush to install his successor as a recess appointment, avoiding Congress altogether.

    August 27, 2007 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  23. Earl Red Deer, Shiprock New Mexico

    America needs fighters not quitters.

    August 27, 2007 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  24. Chip Cowell, Epsom, UK

    It's about time. Gonzales lied to congress, trashed the constitution and turned the justice department into a political garbage dump. Good riddance,

    August 27, 2007 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  25. Tim, Howell NJ

    Do you even know why he's stepping down? The ignorance of people is staggering. Its okay, tomorrow there will be someone new for the Dems to attack. Let the hate continue to flow.

    August 27, 2007 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
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