August 27th, 2007
03:53 PM ET
15 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. Bryan Federspiel, Washington St.

    Very simply, long overdue. .

    August 27, 2007 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  2. Jeff, Schaumburg, IL

    It is about time. This administration is full of crooks who have no respect for the law, and I hope the nation pays attention as they are called out one by one. Sadly, I wouldn't be surprised if our "wonderful" president bestows some sort of honor or medal upon Gonzales before too long. Any such honors are cheap and hollow.

    August 27, 2007 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  3. Carol A. Hoffman, Sylvania, Ohio

    It is about time!!! Now if the American people could only get King Cheney and Joker Bush out of Washington, then America might have a chance to salvage its reputation in the world as peacekeepers and helpers to the world's people.

    August 27, 2007 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  4. Jasper, Homer City, PA

    If I had screwed up this bad at my job, I'd have been fired LONG ago, but in the BushCo administration, you have to be competent (like the fired U.S. Attorneys) in order to get fired.

    Impeach. Imprison. Repeat until all traces of scum are gone. Until this happens, expect more of the same.

    August 27, 2007 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  5. Steve Herrington, Phoenix, Arizona

    This resignation brings shame to the White House, as this man should have never been allowed to resign: he should have been fired long ago.
    I hope we can next expect the Vice President to resign. But, since he's really the one in charge, that probably won't happen.
    I'm a lifelong Republican, and have always been proud of the U.S. Government...until this administration came along and began running it as if it were a corrupt Third-World bureaucracy. If it were just differences in ideology, I could accept that. But, Bush & Company have also turned out to be incredibly incompetent, and that's unforgivable.
    You're doing a heckuva job, Dubya!

    August 27, 2007 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  6. Meghan Morrow, Denver, Colorado

    It is very sad that it took so long. He, along with Bush, Rove, and Cheney, has irreversibly damaged our country. I will never understand why they were given the license to do so.

    August 27, 2007 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  7. Mike, Cleveland Oh

    So does this mean that on 09/17/07 he can go to work and say that he cant recall resigning?

    August 27, 2007 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  8. Kathi, Columbus, GA

    It's about time.

    August 27, 2007 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  9. CF Howard, Winston-Salem NC

    "Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss." I can't wait.

    August 27, 2007 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  10. Chad Lane Smyrna, TN.

    Good riddance! I only wish Bush and Cheney would follow him. This administration will go down as one of the worst if not the worst in history. It seems as if everyone that was part of the "Bush agenda" has done America no favors and their name and positions have been tainted until the people of America see someone come in and do things without corruption and lies.

    August 27, 2007 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  11. Bonnie, Redmond, OR

    Good-bye to Gonzales, Cheneybush's Constitution-shredding, planet raping lackey. Hello to Chertoff, Cheneybush's new Constitution-shredding, planet raping lackey. Business as usual.

    August 27, 2007 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  12. Ed, Vancouver WA

    It's about time.

    Guilty or not his continued presence has been disruptive and had an adverse effect on the Justice Department. His repeated response of "I don't recall" during the hearings did nothing to improve his position and in fact, made him appear even more suspicious, like he had something to hide. If he really couldn't recall all those important events he's got to be borderline senile and unfit to hold the position anyway.

    Personally, I don't believe he was selected for the position based on his qualifications anyway, just another Bush "yes man" who could be easily manipulated by the administration. It's just too bad that Bush/Cheney didn't tender their resignations at the same time.

    August 27, 2007 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  13. Mark Crosby Ringoes, NJ

    Good riddance. An incompetent A.G. who clearly did not have the freedoms of Americans in mind. Another Bush "yes man" bites the dust. Lying to Congress by the A.G. should not have been tolerated by the Bush Administration.

    August 27, 2007 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  14. Karen, Sacramento, CA

    I watched Mr. Smith Goes to Washington last night, and cried. I miss our Constitution, checks and balances and American justice as our founding fathers had envisioned. Then I hear this morning that the Attorney General has finally resigned. Maybe there's hope for our country after all. But I seriously doubt Rove and Gonzales resigned because they want to move on. I smell another big time Watergate.

    August 27, 2007 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  15. Ravikrishnan, Atlanta, GA

    Glad he resigned.

    August 27, 2007 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  16. Kathie OConnor, Roscoe, IL

    America stands to benefit the most from Alberto Gonzales stepping down. He can no longer function in his job due to past mistakes. Now is better than not stepping down at all, but months ago was the right time.

    August 27, 2007 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  17. Average American Citizen, U.S.A.

    It's about time!!!! Now we just need to focus on impeaching bush-cheney and any others responsible in this war criminal regime that has been a cancer on our nation for 7+ years!!!!

    August 27, 2007 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  18. Jim, Algonquin, IL

    This is long over due. The Justice Department should not be turned into a political police force for attacking the opposition party. His selective firing of the prosecuting attorneys that would not "play ball" indicates that this was his strategy.

    August 27, 2007 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  19. maggie rutherford

    it's about time! congress still shouldn't let him off the hook. he deserves to go to jail.

    August 27, 2007 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  20. Digvijay Chauhan, Redmond WA

    IMHO Alberto Gonzales is a good man but his resignation is a healthy development for our democracy. In all public offices, especially the Justice Department, loyalty should never trump competence and integrity should trump all else. I express my gratitude for his service and wish him well for the future.

    August 27, 2007 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  21. Angus Whitmore

    The AG job was over Gonzales' head from the get go. Although George Bush has been a great president, he has made a few bad appointments, such as this one. But, Bush's appointments are far superior to the previous administration.

    August 27, 2007 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  22. John, Setauket, NY

    The U.S. Attorney General should act in the interest of the nation and its' Laws. Alberto Gonzales allowed the department of Justice to be used for political purposes and his resignation should have come long ago.

    August 27, 2007 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    just another case of someone not being able to do their job because of being deemed guilty without any proof–it is a sad commentary on where we stand as a nation–no unity, just jealousy and backstabbing.

    August 27, 2007 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  24. April Thomas, Dallas, TX

    Good riddance!!! Who's next? There's pleny more housecleaning that needs to be done.

    August 27, 2007 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  25. Bryan Whitehead Anniston, AL

    This is way overdue and Bush sure didn't have the guts to fire him. This is not unlike Rumsfeld where Bush didn't seem to care what his continued presence did to the country or the Republican party.

    August 27, 2007 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
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