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. David Gibbs, Austin, TX

    Gonzales has been an utter embarrassment to justice. I hope he and Bush are both indicted for crimes against humanity. They've deliberately violated the Constitution. Can you imagine the U.S. being the leader AGAINST the Geneva Coventions? Shameful.

    August 27, 2007 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  2. pete, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    THE RATS ARE STARTING TO LEAVE THE SINKING SHIP!! Ahoy matey's, look out beloooooowwwwww!

    August 27, 2007 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  3. Rudy Hess, Fatherland, TX

    Mr. Gonzales was misunderstood. He was a great leader and represented his race very well. Nobody could have manipulated the law better, and he's a throwback to the good old days back in the Reichstag.

    August 27, 2007 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  4. J. Sanchez. Orange, California

    The crook among crooks is gone! Good riddance!

    August 27, 2007 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  5. Cameron Douglas, Boca Raton, Florida

    I find it ironic that President Bush feels that Attorney General Gonzales was "dragged through the mud" for purely political reasons. The firings of the US attorneys that initiated the investigations into the Justice Department were clearly done for political reasons. Yet another example of how the Bush administration feels that the rules do not apply to them. It appears that the Democrats in Congress were finally able to accomplish something. I do not believe that Gonzales would have even been investigated if the Congress was still controlled by the corrupt, incompetent, hypocritical, and morally repugnant Republicans who seem to be only interested in quieting dissent and promoting their flawed moral values.

    August 27, 2007 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  6. Jim K.

    Unfortuantely, Democrats continue to focus on their efforts on trivial issues. Gonzales' departure is nothing more than the product of an over zealous witch hunt.

    August 27, 2007 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  7. David Olson McKinley Mn.

    I always thought gonzales was just another bush lackey and I still believe what was done was political. Bottom line...It should'nt have been done!

    August 27, 2007 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  8. g c still dallas TX

    I say it's time that we re-think our schematic of "electing" and "voting". We can STOP alot of this if "we the people" take back the vote. One way to to that:

    USE THE INTERNET TO VOTE. Ya, i said vote with a TRUE popular vote using the internet. Then we as "the people" can vote the IMPEACH. We can vote the "Subpoena". It's time that we use the technology at hand to make this a true democracy instead of letting a few Capitalists and Elites "fix" the elections with whom will serve THEIR interests best.

    Once we get that installed, we can move onto other things like: NO PAYMENT for PUBLIC SERVANTS with install LIMITED TERMS regardless of affiliation. Think about it. If you don't get paid and you only have 3 years max to make a difference for the people, and if you don't make a difference, we vote to oust you, even if you haven't done your 3 year term...the Governor's all the way up to the president will have to become true SERVANTS.

    Let's move toward productivity by the government instead of the ruthless PROFITABILITY of corporate sponsored goons.

    August 27, 2007 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  9. Bill Fisher, Richmond, VA

    I've heard people say he was working in the best interest of his boss, the president. Wrong! He is not the presidents lawyer, he is OUR lawyer. We are his boss. He was supposed to work in our best interests. He did not. Every time he acted, another chip fell away from the Constitution which it was his duty to defend. He failed. He should have been gone long ago, and if we had a president with character he would have been gone long ago.

    August 27, 2007 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  10. Ron, Overland Park, KS

    If only Democrats hated terrorists as much.

    August 27, 2007 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  11. John, Kansas City

    So much damage has been done by Gonzales and the Bush administration in terms of breaching the spirit of the laws of the land that his exodus is too little, too late. He should be prosecuted for violating the law and his role in chipping away our freedoms without due process.

    August 27, 2007 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  12. randall w. putnam rockville in.

    The Bush administration is so rife with illegal and secretive operations that we may never get back to a honest run government under the republicans. Gonzales is just the next bloch on a long line of wrong doings. Nixon wasn't this bad.

    August 27, 2007 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  13. Ann Kuminns

    This is what happens when the "lawless" chief surrounds himself with the same types of lawless followers who say and does what the chief only wants to hear. The president and his group feel that all of them are above the law and all his followers feel the same. Shame on them! How can we claim to be a law-abiding nation when they flout many laws until they are discovered. Just like what Saddam was in the old days. Don't even need history!!! This administration will be judged the worst in history.

    August 27, 2007 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  14. cathy crum, Clermont fl

    I only wish all the liars in this adminstration would resign, including Bush and Cheney who are two of the biggest liar's.

    August 27, 2007 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  15. Mary Wells, Plymouth NH

    Get rid of Busch and Cheney and the rest of them will disappear too.

    I've never been so scared of my own gov't in my life!

    August 27, 2007 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  16. LDEJ, Washington, DC

    Wonderful! Well, when is the #1 idiot resigning? W. Bush?

    August 27, 2007 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  17. T Vest Carrollton TX

    If only Bush would follow suit.

    August 27, 2007 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  18. Phil, Walnut Creek, CA

    Friends,
    Here's our chance to start punishing some of those that have enabled the current Administration. Let's work together to make an example of Mr. Gonzales. If he resigns, but isn't punished, others will continue his work and the Administration will survive.
    Do you think that as a first step we should have him disbared?

    August 27, 2007 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  19. Bob Cardo Atlanta GA

    Well now that the habitual liar that is are Attorney general, will be gone, maybe the justice department can start functioning again.

    August 27, 2007 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  20. Patty Sacarmento, CA

    All the people who have resigned had finished there part. Whether they helped start a war, get illegal wiretapping going or fire some people. They had done thier part and could be let go.

    August 27, 2007 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  21. Cindy Musgrave , Ohio

    I believe John Edwards was right on and I am glad he finally resigned.. I do not believe he was representing the American people.. He was representing this Administration.

    August 27, 2007 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  22. ONCE A REPUBLICAN, ORLANDO, FLORIDA

    It's about time! Even though I believe is a little too late. I can't believe he is not being let off in handcuffs. Any other ordinary citizen would have been persecuted.

    SO THE QUESTION NOW IS WHEN IS THE PRESIDENT GOING TO RESIGN OR BE IMPEACH?

    August 27, 2007 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  23. Al Trickey

    Mr Gonzales did to a handful of prosecutors what the Clinton administration did to every one of them..fire them. At that time no Democrat said a word.

    Since being elected, the Democrats have given up legislating in favor of investigating. They have come up dry, but they have successfuly paralyzed the Bush administration.

    If the Democrats win the White House next, you can expect revenge as Republicans launch investigations of every one and every thing associated with the new administration. The Democrats have re-landscaped American politics.

    August 27, 2007 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  24. LEE, GLENDALE, CA

    FORGET PARTIES. THE COUNTRY BENIFITS.
    WE HAVE TO REGAIN MAYBE 50 YEARS OF LOST CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS BECAUSE OF THIS MAN. HIS DIRECTION OF COURSE, WAS SET BY THE WHITE HOUSE. WE NEED INDEPENDANCE AT JUSTICE AND CHERTOFF ISNT THE ANSWER.

    August 27, 2007 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  25. Larry Buchas, New Britain, CT

    President Bush is right! His administration should be compared to Nixon's during Vietnam. All that remains is Cheney landing behind bars (like Agnew) and for this imposter to resign for history to repeat itself.

    "His good name was dragged through the mud?"

    Well we're dragging you through the mud too, Mr. Decider.

    August 27, 2007 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
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