August 27th, 2007
01:00 PM ET
12 years ago

Edwards happy Gonzales gone

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CNN) - When asked how he could ensure that people with cancer are not discriminated against, Sen. John Edwards seized the moment to also comment on the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

At the Livestrong Presidential Cancer Forum in Cedar Rapids, Edwards pointed out that his healthcare plan would ban pre-exisiting conditions as a factor, but he also said that people with cancer should already be protected "by the nation's anti-discrimination laws and the justice department."

"Now that we've finally gotten rid of Alberto Gonzalez, I will have an attorney general who vigorously pursues the rights of Americans."

- CNN Iowa Producer Chris Welch

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  1. Andy, Tampa FL

    "Now that we've finally gotten rid of Alberto Gonzalez, I will have an attorney general who vigorously pursues the rights of Americans."

    What an assclown!!!!! Yeah, ok John! Just like you want to learn about poverty? Way to work in the Gonzalez slam at a CANCER FORUM! The Democratic Party from top to bottom is scary. God help us if they run the White House.

    August 27, 2007 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  2. Ed,Ellenville,New York

    I'd want a constitutional law professor like Obama personally.I hope he keeps that option open in the future.

    August 27, 2007 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  3. Ed,Ellenville,New York

    I'd have Obama the constitutional law professor if I could.I hope he keeps that option open.

    August 27, 2007 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  4. richard redmond wa

    One less looser in power. Now lets work on getting the two biggest out of there.

    August 27, 2007 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  5. C.LyOns, New York, NY

    White House hopeful Barack Obama is out with a statement Monday reacting to Alberto Gonzales' resignation:

    "I have long believed that Alberto Gonzales subverted justice to promote a political agenda, and so I am pleased that he has finally resigned today," he said. "The president needs to nominate an Attorney General who will be the people's lawyer, not the President's lawyer, and in an Obama Administration that person will first and foremost defend and promote the rights and liberties enshrined in our Constitution."

    -Mr. Edwards-see the above; THIS IS HOW YOU SAY IT WITH CLASS..

    August 27, 2007 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  6. Peter M., Colorado Springs, CO

    This man was a DISGRACE as Attorney General and is still a DISGRACE to the Latino community. He was nothing but a lying, scheming lapdog for Bush and a real threat to justice and the rule of law in America. Then again, he fit right in with the Bush administration.

    August 27, 2007 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  7. Max, Austin, TX

    Good point. Only Edwards would try to work in a talking point about Gonzales at a cancer forum. This guy is 100% class-action lawyer.

    August 27, 2007 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  8. alberto Albuquerque, NM

    This guy has a lot of gall.
    Legal Mexican Americans will remember this Alamo until the next election. One of our own finally made it to the "top", only to be knocked down by Congress. This is no way to treat the nation's newest minority population. Bush should have at least nominated another Hispanic to take the helm if for no other reason than to give credibility to his White House.

    August 27, 2007 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  9. Roy, Malibu, CA

    Edwards is happy that Gonzales is gone, and America will be happy when Edwards is gone!

    August 27, 2007 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  10. Ken, Honolulu, Hawaii


    August 28, 2007 04:04 am at 4:04 am |
  11. nick, slc, ut

    It's Gonzales, not Gonzalez. But I'm glad he's gone too.

    August 28, 2007 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    Hillary Clinton: "Lobbyists have done a lot of good for Americans."

    And you call Edwards classless? At least he has the sense to not make such moronic statements like this. You Edwards bashers are laughable.

    Hello pot! It's kettle calling!

    August 28, 2007 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |