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. Robert, Knoxville, TN

    Now that the last vestige of Bush's security shield is gone, perhaps this ENTIRE administration canbe held accountable for the numerous lies that have been told and laws that have been broken.
    Todays announcement is a great step in the path of healing our country needs to truly become the UNITED STATES again.

    August 27, 2007 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  2. Dave, Lubbock, TX

    Whether Gonzales was right or wrong is not the real issue. The real issue is the sad state that our federal government has developed into in all three branches. Will the fighting and bickering and power plays ever end? The approval ratings of Congress and of the President are disgusting.

    August 27, 2007 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  3. Suzi, Jackson, OH

    For an administration that screams, "Stay the Course," there are an awful lot of members bailing!

    August 27, 2007 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  4. Don Braunagel, La Jolla, CA

    Way overdue. His incompetence was long obvious to everyone except one man, this most incompetent president ever.

    August 27, 2007 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  5. Bill Clinton, NY, NY

    This was the best Attorney General we ever had. I thank him for his service.

    August 27, 2007 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  6. Allan, Camden SC

    It's about time! I can think of a few others who should go too.

    August 27, 2007 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  7. Loren L. Hendrix Overland Park, Kansas

    It appears we will now be replacing one incompetent with another. Will the new Attorney General be running the Justice Department on "GUT FEELINGS?" When we will ever get competent people running the massive governmental agencies who have the experience and ability to follow our Constitution and current laws of the land???????

    August 27, 2007 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  8. Michael, Chaska Minnesota


    It's rather ironic that as of noon today, Michael Vick has been more "accountable" than the Attorney General.

    August 27, 2007 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  9. R. Hunt, Richmond, Virginia

    I believe that President Bush should follow Gonzalez out the door. This would be the best thing that ever happened to this country.

    August 27, 2007 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  10. Connie White, Oakland, MD 21550

    When will Bush & Cheny go? I hope they're next!

    August 27, 2007 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  11. Duane Ohlmann, Vicksburg Michigan

    In my opinion this is a wonderful day for the American people! It has been quite obvious that Mr Gonzales was not interested in protecting the rights or liberties of the American people, but used as a tool of the Bush administration to push through their policies of illegal activity.

    August 27, 2007 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  12. Gray Brechin, Berkeley, CA

    The U.S. has had some slimy Attorney Generals in its time: Edwin Meese and John Mitchell come to mind. But none have so disgraced that office by perjuring themselves, obstructing justice for their bosses, justifying torture, or undermining the Constitution as has Alberto Gonzalez.

    Now that he is gone, there is a slim chance that we little people will learn about a multitude of high crimes and misdemeanors that Gonzalez covered up. As Derek Jacoby hissed in "I, Claudius" when he understood the full corruption of the Roman Empire: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out!"

    August 27, 2007 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  13. Holly, Poulsbo Washington

    Okay, Bush and Cheney are next.

    August 27, 2007 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  14. Marc Stauffer, Arlington, VA

    Thank God another of the prinipals in the most corrupt administration since Warren Harding's is gone.

    Bush sticks with the incompetant because they still make him look good.
    It is high time for all of us insist the listen to all of the people not just the ultra-right Christo-Fascists who form the base of his party.

    August 27, 2007 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  15. Michael Friend, Fort Worth, TX

    Happy trails to you, till we meet again......NOT!!!!!!!!

    August 27, 2007 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  16. Michael Warrenton, VA

    It's about time. No matter what party you side with, he was dragging the good name of the US Justice system down.

    August 27, 2007 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  17. Jim - Anytown, Indiana

    Bush said it's "sad that we live in a time when a talented and honorable person" is impeded "from doing important work." he talking about Gonzales or the talented and honorable people they fired for partisan political purposes?

    August 27, 2007 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  18. Jeremiah, Kansas City, Ks

    What a wondefull time to be an american Patriot... One by One the Neocon facists fall from artificial grace... one by one they fall.. soon it will be over, the only think that could make everything worse and signal the beginning of the end would be if Gulliani wins in 2008.

    August 27, 2007 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  19. Mike, New York, NY

    It's a good thing that he is leaving. Let's hope for some positive change, however dim that prospect seems under Bush/Cheney.

    August 27, 2007 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  20. Cindy Surehand, New Orleans, LA

    About time. As a taxpaying citizen, I am sick and tired of our government appointees (who should be treated as EMPLOYEES) waiting until the heat has passed before doing what they have to do. This man is a liar and cannot be trusted. I do not know ALL the facts surrounding this matter, but I do know that when an attorney uses the phrase "I don't recall" and "I don't know" repeatedly, there is little to no doubt that they are NOT telling the truth. Now as to Chertoff, was I the only one watching tv during Hurr Katrina when Chertoff played his disastrous role in that fiasco? What is it with Bush? Does he surround himself with incompetence just to feel superior?

    August 27, 2007 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  21. Kryztov Lindquist, Washington DC


    August 27, 2007 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  22. Mike, San Francisco, CA

    While it is great the the man most responsible for destroying the Justice department as we knew it is stepping down, I can't help but wonder how sorry Michael Vick is for his misdemeanor.

    August 27, 2007 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  23. Aria s

    Why on earth isn't this headline news? It certainly beats Vick for importance.

    August 27, 2007 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  24. Doc Jones, Johnson City, TN

    As we enter the lsat 17 months of the evil empire called the Bush administration, you have to wonder: Are the rats jumping ship or are they being thrown off in an attempt to divert attention from the worst president in the history of our nation. Maybe it's both.

    August 27, 2007 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  25. J.Morley Sacramento CA

    What took him so long? If my integrity as the leading justice figure in the US were as much under fire as Gonzales has been I would have been shamed into resigning eons ago.

    August 27, 2007 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
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