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. ThirstyJon

    I don't know a lot about Gonzales, but I do know that if the Left Wing in Congress hates him so much, he must have been doing something right. I would guess that he is probably a quality man of good character.

    Isn't it sad that we can judge a man as likely to be good based on the people opposed to him?

    ThirstyJon

    August 27, 2007 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  2. Alex, Asheville NC

    Alberto Gonzalez is a criminal and the senate judiciary committee needs to continue pursuing the actions of the justice department under his administration. Lying under oath and misleading investigators is just a wedge to crack open the layer of obfuscation that the administration has created to allow unconstitutional and unamerican activities. Remove these traitors immediately.

    August 27, 2007 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  3. rick nicholson, wichita kansas

    Now we need to get VP Cheney to resign, & impeach Bush, then get back to government that will do something to help the middle class & the poor.

    August 27, 2007 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  4. sa,tx

    he is a traitor to his people (all americans) and his culture (latin). he should be tried in a court of law along with bush, cheney, and all the other cancerous vile who continue to take this country down a path of unthinkable destruction for the sake of their own agenda and enrichment.

    August 27, 2007 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  5. Fred Stone Fresno, CA

    should have happened months ago. A liar should NOT be the attorney general.

    August 27, 2007 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  6. dan ward, Las Cruces NM

    I'm glad to see that prevaricating jerk leave. Now, if we can just get Bush a nd Cheney to turn in their keys to white house as well, then the country might have a chance. Or, at least, a better chance.

    August 27, 2007 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  7. Julie, Houston, TX

    Gonzo is a perfect example of someone rising to their level of incompetence. Never fear, Bush will appoint someone else equally incompetent so the admin won't miss a beat. Good riddance. Only 517 more days, and we can look forward to a proper government again.

    August 27, 2007 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  8. Clayton Arend, Rock Val;ley, Iowa

    Good. He was completely unqualified for the job. Just a political crony.

    August 27, 2007 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  9. Cy Senior, Fargo, ND

    Pendejo ...

    August 27, 2007 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  10. Robert Chavez, San Antonio, TX

    It is so shameless for someone (right wing brainless nut) to bring a race in the resignation of Gonzales. The AG was disgraced on his own protecting Bush-Cheney and Rove in the firings of district attorneys and acting as a personal lawyer to RNC than running justice dept. Hispanics are not fools to fall into this stupid propaganda by republicans. They can think independently and make their judgements rather than these right wing nuts who go by what FOX and Rush Limbaugh spits.

    August 27, 2007 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  11. Jim Fawcett; Houston, TX

    'Good riddance to bad garbage', as the old saying goes. Take Bush and Cheney with you. I wish all three of you would just go away!

    August 27, 2007 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  12. Pam, Long Beach, California

    It's about time! Now, we have to work on getting our rights back...until the next idiot bush brings in takes them away again! Can't wait for this right-wing republican nightmare to be over.

    August 27, 2007 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  13. chris san jose, ca

    "The burrito business" gets a new entrepreneur..." He'll probably screw that up too!!

    August 27, 2007 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  14. Carolyn Gray, Jupiter FLorida

    Too little, too late: It's like excising only *one* of many cancerous moles, leaving the most insidious ones behind to metastasize...One WONDERS just *how* bad the Bush policies have to get before the so-called opposition party actually takes action to stop *enabling* them... Do the Democrats really believe they will get a pass – for giving Bush and company one?

    August 27, 2007 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  15. Elvis P

    Neat !! is Bush next?
    Seriously, this guy must get a prize for his perseverance on hanging on to his role. I can just imagine how hard it must be to hold on to undemocratic behavior when you are the A.G.

    August 27, 2007 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  16. Barbara Taylor, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

    Too little, too late – as with all the "men overboard" in this sinking
    administration. Just a bunch of rats fleeing a sinking ship. Too bad "Captain Kangaroo" doesn't jump ship, too since the Democrats are too spineless to start impeachment proceedings to get him out legally.

    August 27, 2007 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  17. Tom Blevins - Prescott AR.

    The democrats have been looking for"ANYTHING" to hang on Bush!
    They better remember what goes arund comes around!

    August 27, 2007 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  18. John T. Cullen, San Diego

    Let Bush be next, the greatest fool in U.S.history, and the architect of a regime of corruption, incompetence, and dishonesty, under the troika of Bush-Cheney-Rove. People like Gonzalez, Attaboy-Brownie, Kennyboy Lay, and the other turd blossoms are just footsoldiers of foolishness.

    August 27, 2007 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  19. Gary Ballesteros, Milwaukee, WI

    His testimony before Congress revealed that he was either a liar or incompetent. Either way, the country is better without him. He was never qualified for the job and should've been fired long ago. He has been a disgrace to our nation.

    August 27, 2007 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  20. G. Louis Agliata

    Alberto Gonzales is as incompetent and inept as the rest of the Bush administration. Nothing more than a political hack that licked the feet of Bush and Cheney. He should be prosecuted for his crimes against the U.S. Constitution...Guantanamo detentions,illegal rendition,etc. Even with his criminal acts Bush may give him the Medal of Freedom, similar to the wrongly bestowed medal to George Tenent who screwed up at the CIA.

    August 27, 2007 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  21. Mark Smith, Norwalk, CT

    In a democracy built on separation of powers and separation of church and state, it is disturbing to see how thoroughly and systematically this administration has violated both.

    August 27, 2007 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  22. CR, Boston MA

    I agree that this is entirely political...and that these guys that keep resigning have had enough of being "investigated" by the democrats who have done NOTHING since they took over–much ado about nothing. How quickly they forget Bill Clinton's behavior, and how many people he pardoned when he left office and Hillary....taking the china....need I go on? I guarantee that if a democrat gets elected president, they will be as effective as our new congress...and they will turn on their own party and find something to complain about. If they can find PROOF then more power to them, but where have they proven anything to the American people? I'm open....Bush CAN do whatever he wants, HE IS the president....not queen Nancy.

    August 27, 2007 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  23. Lon, Oceanside, CA

    For the few commnentors and readers that seem bufuddeled by Alberto's leaving, keep reading. He and others conspired to manipulate the votes of Americans to get their boys elected. That's illegal. Don't believe it? Look into it.
    For those of you that already get it;
    Please hammer your Congressmen and Women to get started on Impeachment
    proceedings for Cheney and Bush. Stepping down is not enough. Our Democracy is at risk.

    August 27, 2007 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  24. Mike, Seattle, Wa

    Mr. Gonzales got screwed over by the likes of Senators Leahy and Kennedy, two Grade A scumbags. Americas going down the tubes, and its not because of the Bush Administration, its because of all the self-absorbed citizens who wouldn't pick up a weapon and fight even if Usama was standing on their front lawn.

    August 27, 2007 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  25. Mike, Austin, Tx

    Lets hope Dick Cheney will follow Gonzales and do some good for this country

    August 27, 2007 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
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