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. Ron, H.B. Ca

    The worst president this country has ever seen has lost another croonie playmate. Alberto Gonzalez as well as every other push appointee is a puppet to be manipulated by this bufoonish president. Jorge Bush and his legacy will be one of shame and disgrace.

    Well, I am most certainly not a liberal democrat, I'm also not a simple minded partisian sheep. Americans, let's clean house and cut of both worthless heads (democrat/republican) of the same corrupt snake.

    August 27, 2007 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  2. Chrsity, Rochester, New York

    Thank God other people feel the way I do about GW and his appointed friends. GW makes Ronald Reagan look like a knight in shining armor. Can this country make it until 2008?

    August 27, 2007 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  3. Bob LaFavor, Woodinville, WA

    The Dem's just went a long way in alienating the Latino vote in '08. But with a Congress approval rating of 18% you could hardly expect them to act rationally and consider the 'real' result in their extreme 'hate Bush' bi-partisanship at all costs attitude. The Dem's have been, and continue to be, their own worst enemy. They continue to shoot themselves in the foot. Where are the real 'Statesmen' in the Democratic party? Must have jumped ship when the music died.

    August 27, 2007 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  4. P.U., Anytown, USA

    Wipe, flush, repeat

    August 27, 2007 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  5. Bobakanush

    Update – These will be the Fox News, Washinton Times and NY Post Headlines: Democrats Hate Mnogers force out Hispanic AG; Liberal Media forces Gonzales to resign (never mind that he did not uphold the law – but bent, broke, ignored and shredded it); The Clinton's Did It. Hillary's plot to take over the world. Sorry this happened to Mr. Gonzales – The mudd is from this administration – not the democratic party.

    August 27, 2007 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  6. Andy, Chicago, IL

    Give Gonzales a break. He did what the President ordered.

    Do you think Janet Reno enjoyed burning 83 men, women and children to death in Waco?

    Do you think Janet Reno enjoyed ordering FBI snipers to shoot Vicki Weaver in the face while she was holding her infant?

    Of course not. She was just following the President's orders.

    August 27, 2007 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  7. Don Fredrick, Mount Prospect, Illinois

    I hope everyone in the media remembers all this Gonzalez fuss has been about President Bush firing only a handful of federal prosecutors. After the Clinton/Obama team is sworn in and hundreds of federal prosecutors and other employees are fired for political reasons, will the media will raise an even bigger stink? (Of course not, they'll be too busy celebrating socialized medicine and higher taxes.)

    August 27, 2007 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  8. Herbert Gallin Livingston New Jersey

    The whole affair is nothing but political nonsense. congress would better serve us by doing something concrete that can benefit us rather than play games.

    August 27, 2007 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  9. Andy; Lex, KY

    Man, what took so long? He did more for INjustice than justice.

    August 27, 2007 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  10. Ramon Gonzalez, Denver CO

    It was about time. He had a great opportunity to be a role model to other latinos. He chose however to be a Submisive, do as you are told, never question good boy. He was an Embarrament. Good riddance!!!!

    August 27, 2007 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  11. Martin, Gainesville, Florida

    He disgraced his office by turning it into a political arm of the White House. For the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the Federal Government we need someone with expertise, integrity and independence. Unfortunately, Gonzalez had none of these qualities.

    August 27, 2007 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  12. Paul

    Stupid.

    Arrogant

    Incompetant.

    Not qualified for the job.

    Not up to the task.

    Incapable of holding himself to the high standards which his position required.

    The second least qualified national office holder in the United States.

    August 27, 2007 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  13. Todd E., Richardson, Texas

    The real criminals in Washington will never answer for their crimes. They resign before they can be indicted and then the investigations are suspended so "healing can begin." Rats always desert a sinking ship, and this ship has been sinking for a long time.

    August 27, 2007 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  14. Michael - Coram, NY

    Why do are all of these people allowed to resign? I am still waiting for censure and impeachment of this president. Will the federal judges that were fired for political reasons get their positions back? The past 8 years of this administration have been the biggest badge of disgrace this country has ever had to wear. It will take decades for this country to regain its trust in voting, justice and foreign policy. I am still astonished that we have not had a second revolution or states threatening to leave the union again. This administration hijacked the republican party and the United States.

    August 27, 2007 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  15. Patriotic American, Washington, DC

    Woohoo!! 18+ Cronies/Incompetents down, 2 to go...

    Soo close to showing the world that democracy works (in terms of ousting evil dictators)...

    IMPEACH THEM ALREADY!

    August 27, 2007 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  16. William, fremont, Ca

    He was a lap dog that would only bark when his master would tell him to do so. Attorney Journal is not a political appointment and he perverted the office in his charge. A sad example of the american dream...just be loyal, stick to some one with money and influence and you will reach highest positions. He had everything to be an outstanding attorney general but he forgot that his master is the law and the american people and not some one in the white house... At the end, he agreed to be a distraction to the real issue of the IRAK MESS..

    August 27, 2007 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  17. David, Monterey, California

    Gonzales never stepped up to the job of Attorney General and, unfortunately for the country and especially our Hispanic citizens, continued to act in the capacity of general counsel to Bush - not the same job at all. It is good that he resigned; unfortunate that he was ever appointed and approved. Much damage has been done to the Department of Justice, and it will take a long time to regain credibility. Both parties and the country should benefit from his resignation, but that benefit will only be realized with the appointment of a respected, independent Attorney General.

    August 27, 2007 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  18. Dee Erie Co.

    If he was a demacrat hed be a great guy.

    August 27, 2007 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  19. Stephen Bonser Santa Barbara, CA

    Another corrupt GOP hack goes down. Finally, at long last, patriotic citizens on the left and right are beginning to demand answers about Cheney's war profiteering, the Bush family's connections to the bin Laden family, the role of voter caging in the theft of the 2000 and 2004 elections and other pressing issues. All my Republican friends are now aware how wrong their party went and how badly it has hurt the nation.

    August 27, 2007 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  20. Kenneth Wine, San Francisco CA

    As an attorney, we all swear to uphold the Constitution. Alberto Gonzalez is a disgrace to our profession. He is a political hack who did whatever the President asked, even if it meant ignoring his obligations to uphold the Constitution. He should be disbarred and prosecuted for crimes against humanity, including providing legal justification for torture and rendition. Good riddance.

    August 27, 2007 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  21. Chuck Waldrop, Dallas, TX

    He was unqualified to be Attorney Gen-
    eral. Incompetent!

    August 27, 2007 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  22. James Lawrence

    In time, wrongs are righted, sails begin to fill again and ships return to course.

    Our deliverance from this unprincipled, self-indulgent, untalented regime...er, administration, has begun at last.

    It's begun at last, begun at last, thank God almighty, it has begun at last.

    August 27, 2007 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  23. Bill Gantz. Phoenix, Arizona

    A rubber stamp for Bush.Clearly not the kind of attorney general that is in the best interests of the United States.

    August 27, 2007 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  24. John Day, Los Angeles, CA

    Yes, yes, it's all just partisian bickering, and those evil Democrats just dragged poor innocent Alberto through the mud.

    Granted, most of his most vocal detractors were Democrats, but far more signifigant in my mind was the fact that no more than a handful of Republicans ever rose to his defense.

    Let's face it, if his own party was keeping it's mouth shut in the face of all the storm of criticism, you know Gonzales had to be screwing up pretty badly.

    August 27, 2007 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  25. Caleb Nelson, Laguna Beach, Ca

    Why was there no speculation or controversy when stuff worse than this happened in the Clinton administration! Is everyone forgetting about the past and focusing only on drive-by media coverage?

    August 27, 2007 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
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