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. Michael de Leo Palm Springs, Ca.

    Long overdue. The rest of the administration needs to do the same thing. Lies. Lies. Lies.

    August 27, 2007 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  2. T, San Luis Obispo, CA

    SEnd him to Abu Ghraib

    August 27, 2007 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  3. Jeff H. Phoenix AZ

    It's about time.
    Bush and what is left of his cabal need to stand down and then be tried for the crimes they have committed in the name of national security and patriotism.

    August 27, 2007 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  4. G. Sass, Fairfield, CT

    I think Gonzales was still under the impression he worked for the White House, not the Justice Department. I think he and the White House would be well served by reading the Constitution. What a shame that we try to preach to other nations about justice, yet we're represented by perhaps a well-intentioned, but obviously unqualified Attorney General. Now I hope the president recognizes that this country will be better served by nominating the best canidate for the job, not another one of his loyal friends from Texas that shares the same damaging idelogical agenda.

    August 27, 2007 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  5. Linda Farmers Branch TX

    His resignation is long overdue! neither party will benefit from his resignation. The damage has been done and alot more of Bush's buddies need to resign. Johnny Sutton should be fired for railroading the 2 border agents. We need officials that will enforce the laws and not manipulate the laws.

    August 27, 2007 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  6. Dana Pierson, Dallas Tx

    OH, If only we could convince this worthless President, and Vice President to do the same. I hate to think my tax dollars have to provide them a 'retirement' and FREE Healthcare for the rest of their lives. What a farce!!!! Of course, Bush is probably going to nominate Chertoff for Gonzalez's job...Gee with the 'bang up' job Homeland Security has done. He must JUST BE THE PERFECT person head the Dept of Justice.....Well, at least he'll be 'in his office' when the lawsuits start for his incompetence due to Homeland Security....

    August 27, 2007 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  7. J. McGlothen, St. Marys, OH

    The rats are running!

    August 27, 2007 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  8. Samira - Dallas TX

    So what's next? As long as Bush is in power, the replacment is not going to be any better!

    August 27, 2007 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  9. Undi

    It's kinda disappointing to see how many people seem blinded by this charade. Gonzales leaving now is really inconsequential. There is no need to celebrate. No winners here, except for Bush-Cheney and their goons. What this Administration has already done will go down in history as probably the darkest eight years in post-slavery America.

    August 27, 2007 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  10. Greg Nevil, Avon, Massachusetts

    I heard no evidence that would convince me that this man has done anything wrong. I'm sick and tired of good men (Democrat or Republican) being ruined by Policital warfare. Can we not put the country ahead of partisan politics?

    August 27, 2007 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  11. Michael

    Why aren't all of US voters TAKING RESPONSIBILITY for electing these idiots?
    I see it every 4 years. WE get CONNED into electing the worst possible candidate and then WE spend the next 4 years calling them the worst leaders ever.

    There is only one way to change this situation and it is this: We AS VOTERS should be resolving to change the WAY WE VOTE. The real problem is that we think only the most professionally polished candidates should be considered....and lord knows they better not have any kind of skeletons in their closet or else the other side will make them seem like the antichrist for them.

    As a society we need to come up with a better way to learn about a person. It needs to be more plain and truthful than some politically sponsored TV SPOT. We need to also HAVE COURAGE to elect people who we know will get in there and change things even if they do have some skeletons in their closets. All we end up learning about politicians anyway is how much the lied about who they were when they got elected in the first place.

    CHANGE STARTS WITH YOU!

    August 27, 2007 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  12. Undi, Los Angeles, CA

    It's kinda disappointing to see how many people seem blinded by this charade. Gonzales leaving now is really inconsequential. There is no need to celebrate. No winners here, except Bush-Cheney and their goons. What this Administration has already done will go down in history as probably the darkest eight years in post-slavery America.

    August 27, 2007 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  13. David B., Phoenix

    It's sad how the checks and balances that our forefathers put into place have all been wiped out by this administration through the systematic placement of Bush's cronies into every branch of government. Gonzales is only one of many that have failed us by putting loyalties to GWB over the loyalties to his nation by remaining a protector and remaining impartial. That will be his legacy.

    August 27, 2007 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  14. Brian Alvarez, Philadelphia PA

    Even as a liberal, I feel bad for Gonzales. This was never about race, but the blind faith that he walked in trying to appease the administration. He got in too deep, and when he tried to save himself, it failed.

    For those of you who say that he is part of a partisan game, you obviously didn't pay attention to the campaigns of 2006. If you did, you would have known that the Democrats would begin investigations. So to be honest with all of you across the board, if you're angry with the government...you picked it knowing well what was going to happen.

    And for those of you who do not support the Democratic party and say that they only pander to minorities when they need votes, remember this: The Republican party panders to the religious right with such ferocity that it can be argued that their pandering is just as bad as that of the Democrats. Yet just like Democrats like to forget about the wrong-doings the Clinton Administration made, some Republicans like to forget the wrongs people within their own party do as well.

    But no one wants to talk about these issues...

    August 27, 2007 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  15. Allen, Duluth, GA

    Wow!

    I just finished reading most of the "Comments". Guys! This has nothing to do with Republicans (Bush) vs Democrats (Clinton), the whole lot of them are slime. A little Revolution is a good thing every now and then.

    August 27, 2007 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  16. ARC, TEXAS

    Bush was a complete idiot to shelter this loser and insist that his name was dragged through the mud. During the time of Gonzales, Muslims suffered a great deal under his "Bush-pleasing" tyranny that resulted in many Muslims being deported or wrongfully tried and sentenced for lengthy sentences. At the same time, the US has not been safer from terror attacks and the DOJ's stance on being racist towards immigrants and illegal immigrants is offensive.

    August 27, 2007 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  17. Ice Man, El Toro, Ca.

    This Administration is corrupt from top to bottom. They hide behind a false Religious pretense and think they can break the law and ignore our Constitution then under oath they forget what they did and said. This idiot should have been gone long ago.

    August 27, 2007 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  18. Duane Fort Bloomington, Illinois

    The barracuttas in Washington have another victim. Just waqit till another terror incident happens that could have been prevented or the next administration appoints an attorney that is not competent and screws up an investigation but can't be replaced out of fear of another gottcha situation.

    August 27, 2007 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  19. Steve

    it's about time we have real Justice in this world. he was a big lier anyway. and a kiss up to the Bush's admins.

    August 27, 2007 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  20. Gary Smith, Port Angeles, WA

    Alberto Gonzales' and George Bush will have the distinct honor of being labeled grossly incompetent by historians.

    Americans need to take back their country. Hopefully, we can get past the name calling and negative advertising. If both parties would search for real leaders, it would give the public a real choice in setting the direction for our future.

    August 27, 2007 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  21. Mike, Bristolville, Ohio

    To all of you on the high and mighty moral higher ground, political affiliation not withstanding, realize that all Presidents, when given the chance, have their AG's and other underlings do the exact same thing. Deny it if you wish to be blind to it but that is why they call it politics. Gonzales just happened to have someone snag onto his actions and not let it go.

    August 27, 2007 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  22. Higinio Gonzalez, Salt Lake City, Utah

    This man soiled the ground he stood on with his arrogance and his lack of respect for the principles he was supposed to defend. He pleased his masters but made a fool of himself. I can see him working for some dictator in Latin America. He would have done a great job, and would not have been accountable to anyone.

    August 27, 2007 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  23. Mark Blackford Anchorage, AK

    Why do we continue to criticize and blame people in office for doing their jobs. Hey, leadership isn't easy. Especially when you do it decisively and without regards to pollsters and surveys. He's a victim of the media.
    He was well within his rights a Atty. General to act as he did.I think it's a continuing example of the reason fewer and fewer people want to hold public office. He's no criminal!

    August 27, 2007 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  24. Jason Knisley, Worborn MA

    He is an arrogant, selfless idiot who used his power way beyond what anyone could have imagined. For someone to act like he did in a position like that is a crime. No wonder this country has no confidence in our government anymore.

    August 27, 2007 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  25. Roy Hughes, Austin, Texas

    He should have resigned the moment any controversy broke out concerning his place in the administration and their current crop of illegal policies and activities. His stubbornness and refusal to leave in the face of overwhelming disapproval simply punctuates the vitriol this administration embodies for the American people who put them in office in the first place. Now if only the rest of the administration would quit... especially the so-called President and Vice President!

    August 27, 2007 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
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