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. vladamir

    yahoo!!! Let's round the rest of the Texes 5 up and take down thier ring leader G.W.B... This is the only way the west can be won!!!

    August 27, 2007 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  2. Nathan Prophet, Raleigh, NC

    Gonzales was pressured to resign by Republicans who are up for re-election and also the leading Republican presidential candidates. Had he continued on, he would have hurt what slim chances the Republicans have for staying in power.

    August 27, 2007 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  3. Leslie Upsate New York

    Anyone running a department in that manner should have fired. Letting him resign and saying his name was dragged through the mud adds nothing but insult to injury to already damaged Justice Department.

    August 27, 2007 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  4. Shaun Greenfield, Plantation, FL

    Speaking as an atheist – thank GOD.

    August 27, 2007 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  5. Sherry in Winchester, Kentucky

    A competent leader would have fired him a long time ago. No surprise. Now if only the rest of them would resign or get impeached!

    August 27, 2007 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  6. Carl Jaekel, New Albany Ohio

    His credibility was so damaged that how could he be viewed a viable office-holder?

    August 27, 2007 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  7. Jay of Salt lake City

    I don't tink you Liberals wil ever be happy. Face it, if you got everything on your agenda, you'd still Whine because there isn't anyone to wipe your behind.

    August 27, 2007 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  8. fred wright,yuba city,ca

    any person claiming not to have done anything wrong and does not submit to the investigation is hiding something in my books.hiding behind secrets of an illegal war amount to being a coward.time will disclose what really happened.fred wright

    August 27, 2007 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  9. Frank Seidl, Vienna, VA

    Every Administration within memory has selected its U.S. Attorneys and assistant U.S. Attorneys with a careful eye on political suitability. Will the next administration pledge that its U.S. attorney appointees will not be selected based in part on political views or credentials? I doubt it. This is more a political humiliation ploy on the part of Senate democrats and their media supporters. Gonzales handled this all very clumsily, but Presidents do have the choice to fire their U.S. Attorneys. They serve at his pleasure.

    August 27, 2007 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  10. Mike, Phoenix, AZ

    The guy is a shady character. Being a staunch republican, its gotten to the point where even I am embarrassed with this administration.

    August 27, 2007 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  11. Coco Cruzn, Nashville TN

    AT LAST! If only Bush & Cheney would do the same thing.

    August 27, 2007 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  12. Matt, Auburn, AL

    It's about time! It's said that someone who supports torture and feels that the US does not have to abide by international agreements that it is signatory to has been allowed to stay in our govenment for so long.

    August 27, 2007 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  13. Mike Hudson

    The only other embarrasments left are Bush and Cheney.

    August 27, 2007 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  14. Richard VanGiesen, Springfield, IL

    The real problem between Gonzales and Congress was not that he was a liar, but that – evidently – he was not a very good liar. This would naturally be highly offensive to our elected legislators who have taken lying to a fine art. Why, Gonzales gives lying a bad name!

    August 27, 2007 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  15. Mike, Raleigh, NC

    I beleive that this was a witch hunt by the Dems. It is a travesty that the a political party could achieve the forcefulness to get the standing AG to resign under such fabricated surcumstances. Ashcroft did things under the Clinton Administration that made Gonzalez look like a school boy. Nobody said a thing. What's next an impeachment?

    August 27, 2007 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  16. R Mesa

    Shame on him for being the first Hispanic in such a high office and failing to distinguish himself. As a Hispanic I am embarrassed by his performance. He had an incredible chance to bring all minorities together and instead sought the opposite..

    Shame on you Alberto Gonzalez que duermas bien...

    August 27, 2007 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  17. Clangan, Bozeman, Montana

    I can't believe it took so long. We had to sit through the criminal activities of John Mitchell to get to this?? And then to watch the President stonewall the Congress? What ever happened to 'accountability'? Where was the media? Where were our elected officials? Shameful.

    August 27, 2007 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  18. Ralph Harding, Orange Park, FL

    There was never a "right time" for Alberto Gonzales to resign, because there was never a "right time" for someone who values loyalty to the person who appointed him over upholding the Constitution and the rule of law to be appointed Attorney General in the first place. Never mind which political party will benefit. The country will benefit.

    August 27, 2007 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  19. Michael Boyd, Indianapolis, IN

    As I was coming of age in the 1970's, the Watergate tragedy was unfolding and the high crimes and misdemeanors of Richard Nixon were being brought to light. Later in the decade, Jimmy Carter began practicing his brand of "righteous" politics. I truly felt that after experiencing those two mistakes, that I couldn't possibly live to see another administration as bad or worse than those two!!! How wrong was I. The current cabal in Washington should be impeached entirely due to the lies, corruption and murder that this nation and the world have either witnessed or or been a party to firsthand. Please let us get through the next 16 months with the Constitution in tact and no bombings by our military in Iran.

    August 27, 2007 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  20. Lou, Tulsa, Ok

    Who cares? Just get another political appointee in there and life goes on. It is a far more important thing to him than the rest of the world combined. We will just return to the political circus in September with "confirmations" and the "war", etc. In the meantime, we're going into debt at a staggering rate. Spend time and ink on that.

    August 27, 2007 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  21. Bob Hurley, Dallas, TX

    Hopefully the Congress will still keep the presure on to find out what has been going on over the past 6 years of this corrupt adminsitration. Some should be in jail – Gonzales 1st!

    August 27, 2007 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  22. Robert W. Drozd

    I never thought I would see a time where the U.S. Attorney General would show ill respect for some of the basic requirements of the Constitution. I am glad to see him gone. However I fear any Bush nominated replacement will do the same. I only wish Bush and his vice president would do the same.

    August 27, 2007 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  23. William, St. Louis, MO

    It's about time this administration was held accountable for something. I'm counting down the days until we get rid of the worst president in U.S. history.

    August 27, 2007 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  24. R. Anketell Jupiter, FL

    Mr Gonzales should never have been given this position. He was a friend of the President and being A-G is not about being a friend but about upholding the law!
    Thank God he is gone!

    August 27, 2007 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  25. Larry Nunn, Columbus, IN

    His resignation was long overdo. The Chertnoff potential nomination sets up a major battle.

    The likely result is the Senate declining the nomination and Bush will make a recess appointment in December.

    August 27, 2007 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
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