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. Anna Nichols Barboursville, VA

    The only reason Gonzales was "dragged through the mud" is because there was mud there!

    August 27, 2007 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  2. Harvey Nel;son,Chico California

    It's about time, should have happened when they were fired.I think the American people will benefit more than either main party.He ended up looking out for Bush instead of the American people.

    August 27, 2007 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  3. marilyn jones brantford ontario

    one more incoompetent appointee from an incompetent president. how many more will finally go?

    August 27, 2007 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  4. Rob, Santa Maria, Ca

    lol, bush claims to have confidence in gonzales, but it appears gonzales doenst have confidence in himself!

    August 27, 2007 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  5. Fidel Negroponte, Dallas, TX

    He should NEVER have been confirmed.

    August 27, 2007 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  6. Cristina, Philadelphia, PA

    About bloody time! When can we get rid of the rest of those liars, cheats, bullies and thieves?

    August 27, 2007 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  7. Paula Zahn, Washington

    August 28, 2007

    Washington (CNN)- After losing the post of job of Attorney General, Alberto Gonazles was seen outside his office tomorrow, we went to talk to him for getting his reaction on this situation.

    Mr.Gonzales replied, " I do not recall getting fired from my job, I will have to think about this question and will get back to you later".

    We have no comments yet from Attorney General's staff members.

    August 27, 2007 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  8. Laura, Bush, Texas

    Can someone start prosecuting this administration for ruining America. The constitution has been raped and the stage is set for an American fall to the 2nd world. Say hello to the new Superpowers, Europe and China.

    August 27, 2007 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  9. Joe America

    Wait, who's this guy again?

    August 27, 2007 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  10. J.S. Maryland.

    It's about time, the fool set all hispanics back far due to his actions. Can't wait to see the idiot who takes his place and who's next to step-down in this sad administration.

    August 27, 2007 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  11. Hank Bates, Palm Springs, CA

    Let us hope that this is one more step towards this country moving away from being polarized and into a greater unity. There was a bi-partisan call for this and I am glad to see that it is finished. Let's get back to understanding that united we stand, divided we fall ... everyone in our government must be working for the good of the country and not for any single person or political party ... if we are ever to be the country that our fore-fathers visioned.

    August 27, 2007 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  12. Gary Aguilar, Kentfield, California

    If Bush can't rely on its Attorney General to lie to the public in order to shield corrupt power and wanton lawlessness, then what will become of has this marvelous country?

    August 27, 2007 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  13. Forrest Erickson. Maryville TN

    Bush Cheney Missadminestration.
    August 28, 2007.
    Again good news, Gonzolas is resigning. He is a disgrace to our democracy as is much of the Bush Cheney missadminestration.
    How is it that Gonzolas hung on so long? How can honest people associate with him with out fear of ruining their reputation?
    And will congress follow up with an impeachment action as the constitution further allows for "... disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States."

    Our constitution does not say that it is required for the individual to still be in office for the impeachment and conviction process. No argument can be made that an individual can resign moments before being impeached and convicted and not be held accountable. To argue so would undermine completely the penalty the constitution allows which is to disqualify the offender "to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States."

    Call your representative and senators today and say that the remedy our nation needs from the misdeeds of Gonzolas and Rove is impeachment and disqualification to hold future office.

    And least the public forget Richard Armatage also should be impeached for his role in destroying the cover of a CIA agent as a means of attacking the credibility of an administration critic. A critic who was right regarding Iraqi efforts to get uranium ore and where the administration knew it had lied.

    Finally, the House Resolution of impeachment of Dick Cheney is long overdue for action.

    August 27, 2007 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  14. Carlos Houston, TX

    This couldn't come soon enough...This moron along with the entire Bush support system should all be in jail for treason. If nothing happens to him or anyone else...then these people really are above the law.

    August 27, 2007 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  15. Craig, Honolulu, Hawai'i

    The thing that annoyed me most about the resignation speech was his claim that his worst day in the Department of Justice was better than the best day in his father's life. Unless his father sold himself for nothing willingly to the people most responsible for his poverty, I can't see how any day that the son spent doing the bidding of George W. Bush wasn't much worse for everyone, including himself, than any day in his father's hard, but respectable life.

    August 27, 2007 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  16. LARRY TAYLOR ,PEMBROKE PINES FLA.

    LIFE IS SHORT,BREAK THE RULE,FORGIVE QUICKLEY AND MOVE ON.

    August 27, 2007 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  17. RJ Wykoff nj

    Good riddance, better news would be if the rest of the moranic crew in the White House, state and home land security depts would also leave.

    August 27, 2007 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  18. robert, marietta, ga

    Gonzales did a good job. the democrates ruined another good man.
    Can't fathom who they will suggest to take his place.. the politics of haterid are surprising.

    August 27, 2007 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  19. James M., Turlock, CA

    It's too bad that the media's negative slant on this good man has built this tidal wave of ill will towards him. Everyone makes mistakes at their job, yet everyone also does good things as well. The same is true for attorney general. Perhaps if we stepped back and truly analyzed his performance we wouldn't be so quick to judge. Sorry to see ya go Alberto.

    August 27, 2007 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  20. Brock Decker, Seattle WA

    A good first step, but it shouldn't stop the efforts to find out what was going on at the so called justice department.

    August 27, 2007 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  21. jo an gaines Honolulu Hawaii

    What a shame the first Latino Attorney General had to be Gonzales. He not only disgraced himself but his culture...he belongs in jail with Vick.

    August 27, 2007 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  22. Don Quick - Chicago, Il

    Way Overdue!

    August 27, 2007 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  23. Joe Goebbels, Propoganda, Tx

    I'm going to miss him. He was a good kid, and did great things for the Fatherland.

    August 27, 2007 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  24. Kevin, Dallas TX

    I'm pretty sure that Gonzales, given a week's time, will not remember resigning at all and will say it's all hearsay. He'll then continue to lie through his teeth, saying some bipartisan committee must have planted the resignation.

    Despite countless evidence contrary to everything he's saying, he'll recall nothing and chain smoke as a metaphor for the months' long smoke screen.

    And then he'll be named head of FEMA.

    August 27, 2007 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  25. David

    It was obvious that Gonzales was lying about his knowledge of the firing of the judges. The entire Bush Administration has been dishonest and/or omit information in order to conceal the illegal and unethical behavior they have so boldly and arrogantly displayed. I am embarrassed for our country that these men have shamefully misrepresented the American people.

    August 27, 2007 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
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