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. Aron Chicago, IL

    I can only pray at some point in the future that we can as a society somehow reverse the ravages of our constitution and democracy caused by Bush and his lackeys such as Gonzalez.

    August 27, 2007 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  2. Sue Filutze, Idaho Falls, Id.

    Gonzo is gone because Bush cut a deal with those good little Repubs to keep us in Iraq. This way, they keep carrying the water and get rid of the thorn in their side. I cannot believe people cannot see through this. Bush knows the Malaki government is a joke and he was never intending on pulling anyone out of Iraq. Him and Cheney made that sweet deal with the Saudi's so, they have to stay and protect their oil interest. The only leverage Bush had over the Repubs is Gonzo. They don't want the investigation while their running for office and Bush wants to keep his you know what covered by keeping our military in Iraq. it's not rocket science, these people do not do anything unless it's politically advantages to them.

    August 27, 2007 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  3. Rich Farrell Ottawa, Illinois

    He was railroaded and a credit to every American...

    August 27, 2007 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  4. Mo, Worcester, MA

    Now only if Bush and Cheney joined Gonzalez and Rove, it would be totally awesome!

    August 27, 2007 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  5. erika morgan black dimond wa

    Gonzo was always in complete control of his own fate, he could have honored his oath of office and upheld the Constitution including the "Bill of Rights" from all foes foreign and domestic including those in the WH. He could have had the decency to stay away from the critically ill and followed instead the proper chain of authority as it had been set up. He could have spoken the truth when he testified before congress. Instead he made a conscious choice to trash the Constitution and the "Bill of Rights" with championing warrant-less searches, and ease-droppings, he offended our morality as well as constitutional prohibitions against inhumane punishments by sanctioning torture, he dishonored our international agreements by disregarding the "Geneva Conventions". He harassed a critically ill person who had made other provision for his responsibilities while he was undergoing surgery, Lastly when questioned about these things Gonzo lied to our Congress like the school boy he has never grown beyond, mostly by saying "I don't know/ can't recall". HE DID ALL THESE THINGS WITH INTENTION AND FORETHOUGHT, pleeaze Gonzo himself has only himself to blame. But if we let this dog slink away with his tail between his legs, never to be heard from again, we are setting ourselves up for more out of control behavior down the road. Let there be no mistake, by letting the Nixon crowd mostly off, for burglary and dirty interference in the fair election practice, for letting the Reagan crowd off for the "Contra Affair", we have set ourselves up to be victimized by our federal government and are allowing the tyranny Franklin warned of to come back. Our complacency must end, we must pursue justice for these rogue elements to the fullest extent of the law, or we have committed treason against ourselves and against the ideals of Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Franklin, Washington and all the true American patriots who brought forth this once great nation. If we are cowards we also will get what we deserve.

    August 27, 2007 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  6. Jim St. Louis MO

    Good Riddance to bad rubish. Thanks for perverting the justice system Gonzo.

    August 27, 2007 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  7. RS, Santa Maria, CA

    If this were a democratic admin, the race card would certainly be played by now. Funny how any Republican of diverse backgrounds gets no support from criminal organizations like the NAACP.

    August 27, 2007 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  8. Kathryn Hudson, Little Rock

    Why are you framing this as a political benefit? It very much looks like the top law enforcement officer in the country committed perjury at the least and serious malfeasance more likely. He should have resigned months ago. How about treating this with the seriousness it deserves? This is not a sporting event.

    August 27, 2007 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  9. Harriett, Chapel Hill, NC

    Justice has not been served, as with Rove's 'resignation'. These two, along with Cheney and Bush, personify arrogantly corrupt criminals who did all they could to destroy our Constitution, all the while lying to Congress. I hope they are not allowed to rewrite history, which will vilify those who sought to take away all of our civil liberties...all the while LYING to our faces (and the media continues to be complicit in these sordid stories by being White House stenographers).

    August 27, 2007 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  10. Rose, Arroyo Grande, CA

    The real question is will he be indicted for the crimes he committed? The absolutely heinous nature of what he initiated while in office is not only despicable, but also illegal. He is not above the law and like any white collar criminal, must make amends to society for his crimes. From my estimation, Guantanamo Bay alone is enough to warrant the death penalty and since his party and his home state are such supporters of this barbaric action, it is only fitting that is where we should see this end.

    August 27, 2007 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  11. Todd, Oakland, CA

    now he can bbq with me all the time in crawford, so happy, he can plan my daughter's wedding!!!

    August 27, 2007 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  12. Bill Hopper

    This man did nothing wrong, and the Dems.did what they always do, attack with no salutions.And I moved to a state where my vote counts now!

    August 27, 2007 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  13. Jim

    This just in from Fox/RNC/PFNAC and the Republican Party Members whom can't get their heads out of the sand or their mules –
    Gonzales resigned because of Democratic Hate Mongers and it's Clinton's fault (no need to specify which – we want to make "Clinton" a dirty name). This is not a win for any political party. Are there any reasonable Republican Party members out there? Are you all drinking the same kool aide – this is about all of us – the Constitution has been shredded by these clowns. If there ever was a lawless time in this country, where the Constitution means very little, it's been under this administration. The will of the people has been ignored. All you get from the RNC/NeoCons is – Clinton's fault, Democratic Hate Mongers (which is actually what liberals have been accussing the Rove people of – accuratly – for years – only now have their feelings been hurt). It's not about Gonzales, the puppet – it's about this Emperor's old clothes. The people are tired of the lies. You're breaking our laws, you've lost our trust – it's time to impeach for high crimes and misdemeanors – not sex.

    August 27, 2007 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  14. Marcos

    Where can i get an application?

    August 27, 2007 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  15. Mike Olesko

    I get the feeling these are not all Democrats happy to see Gonzalez go. A consensus is great! Governing from the middle is where we are supposed to be instead of governing from the extreme right.Doesn't George get it?

    August 27, 2007 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  16. TGILRUTH

    THE CONTINUAL BAR-B-QUING OF GONZALES BY DEMOCRATS IS CLEARLY THE PUREST EXAMPLE OF POLITICAL PARTISAN HARRASSMENT IN RECENT TIMES. THE ENTIRE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE INVESTIGATION WAS A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME AND TAXPAYER MONEY. IT IS ALSO, IN MY OPINION, ONE OF THE CONTRIBUTING
    REASONS THAT THE MOST RECENT GALLUP POLL GAVE CONGRESS AN 18 RATING FOR THOSE WHO THINK THEY ARE DOING A GOOD JOB. TIED WITH THE LOWEST RATING CONGRESS HAS RECEIVED IN RECENT TIMES.
    I NOTICED THAT CNN WAS THE ONLY NEWS
    WEB SITE THAT DID NOT SHOW THIS INFORMATION. IF IT WAS SHOWN, I DID NOT SEE AND I READ DAILY. CONVENIENT OMISSION?

    August 27, 2007 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  17. J Baughman Los Angeles, CA

    Finally, he should have been led out in handcuffs followed by Bush and Cheney. The dismantling of our Constitution is clearly treason.

    August 27, 2007 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  18. Louise Osborn, Anchorage Alaska

    Thankfully gone, one more embarrassing member of an administration that has embarrassed the U.S. worldwide and made the citizens of America look pathetic, mean and intolerant. That it took so long and wasted so much Congressional time is totally on the shoulders of a president living in his own reality game. He couldn't even read his support of Gonzalez today without reading from a speech & had to look at his notes to remember the word 'mud'!

    August 27, 2007 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  19. Charles S. Brown, Jr. Boston, MA

    By forgetting that he is the Attorney General of the United States, and not the Attorney General of the Executive Branch, Alberto Gonzales has made the Department of Justice so irrelevant that the Michael Vick dogfighting story has more press coverage than the resignation of the head of the DOJ.

    This is a sad rehashing of Alberto Gonzales' undistinguished tenure on the Texas Sumpreme Court.

    August 27, 2007 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  20. Dan - Austin, TX

    If proper investigations are allowed to proceed regarding this matter, Alberto Gonzales will be behind bars before long. I am absolutely dumbfounded by the mainstream media's neglect in reporting WHAT exactly the real issue is here. For those who do not know, the republican party has been busy perfecting a system by which they can steal millions of Americans votes in federal elections and get away with it. Remember Florida in 2000? Remember Ohio in 2004? Those exit poll numbers don't lie. Look into what happened to Native Americans in New Mexico who tried to vote for Kerry in 2004... (and also note that Bill Richardson was the governor of New Mexico at that time). Electronic voting, along with illegal data gathering on American citizens by private companies that lobby conservative political candidates have combined to allow for mammoth fraud at the polls. Although the mainstream media in the U.S. seems oblivious to this issue, some attorneys in the affected states decided they would begin working to put a stop to vote theft. The Justice Department reacted by firing eight of these attorneys. By doing so, they sent a message to their attorneys that may have been contemplating coming out against such actions. In a way, these firings were partisan. But that's not the REAL issue here. The real issue is that Gonzales knowingly fired these attorneys because they were trying to fight court battles that would ensure the sanctity of voting rights for ALL Americans in their respective regions. This is probably one of the most important stories of the year, and the media has downplayed it to make it seem like just another Washington squabble over partisan blah, blah, blah...

    August 27, 2007 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  21. Bryan , Austin, Texas

    It's overdue, and the damage to our Constitution and country is already done. It is befitting that Gonzales is heading back to the scorched land of perdition called Texas.

    August 27, 2007 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  22. John Mueller, Le Sueur MN

    He should never have had that much responsibility to begin with.
    Which party? The world is much better off without him.

    August 27, 2007 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  23. Helena, Boston MA

    Notice how Bush is still defending this person? Typical. Gonzales lied under oath and he should be brought up on perjury charges just like any one else would. Karl Rove should be in prison by now for treason...leaking the name of the undercover CIA Agent, Mrs. Plame
    Bush should have been impeached years ago. Our country is less safe since he's been in office.

    August 27, 2007 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  24. Ryan,Raleigh,North Carolina

    Its about time. Could this man or this adminstration be more of an absurd joke as they continue to proclaim partianship while failing to address incompetence?

    August 27, 2007 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  25. Bob LaFavor, Woodinville, WA

    Extreme bi-partisan politics resulted in Mr. Gonzales' resignation. There is a reason for the Democratic Congress' approval rating of less than 20%, which is much lower than Pres. Bush's rating. The Dem's can't see the forest for the trees. This running with blinders on will be their downfall in '08.

    August 27, 2007 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
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