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. Toms River, New Jersey

    I feel that the Democratic Congress is out of line. They no longer have the gemeral public in mind, when accomplishing their duties. It's a real shame.

    August 27, 2007 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  2. Carl, York PA

    There are so many more important issues in this world that really need our focus and attention – We are all Americans and on the same side- learn to do what is right for our people not what is right for your political careers!

    August 27, 2007 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  3. sam correa mabane north carolina

    we need bush to do the same

    August 27, 2007 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  4. Christian, Tampa FL

    What is truly sad about this entire mess is that Gonzales resigned and wasn't fired, and that it took so long to happen. Good riddance.

    August 27, 2007 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  5. Myron, Honolulu, HI

    CONTINUE THE INVESTIGATION There are more crimes and criminals beyond Gonzales.

    August 27, 2007 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  6. fran, hampton, va

    you leftist are so sad, had this been one of the unholy clinton's people doing the same job, the same way you would be outraged HE DID NOTHING WRONG, HE DID NOTHING THAT ANY OTHER AG THOUGH-OUT HISTORY HAS NOT DONE!!!!!


    August 27, 2007 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  7. John Smith

    This has been a ridiculous waste of tax payer money. I cannot believe that we have wasted millions of dollars to decide whether or not someone should have or shouldn't have gotten fired. It amazes me the numbers of complaints we hear about waste in government and here is just another example and again about nothing more than a political agenda. To all the bleeding hearts out there, how many homeless, drug addicted, welfare living people could we have helped if we would have just left this case alone?

    August 27, 2007 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  8. Dan Wright, Norwalk CT

    Heckuva Job ________! (insert grossly unqualified Bush appointee of the moment)

    August 27, 2007 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  9. Mario Muniz, wayne New jersey

    It helps neither party. We the people in order to form a more perfect union must demand accountabiliy from those we elect.

    August 27, 2007 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  10. Doug H. Tonawanda, NY

    This is just the beginning of a mass exodus to the most disastrous presidential administration in history

    August 27, 2007 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  11. Andy, Columbus,OH

    Might as well resign, Im sure even he go tired of 'not recalling' anything. This won't change anything though, the government is already bought and paid for. Interesting that of all the unbelievably injust stunts they pulled, the thing the rival party gets riled up about has to do with party politics.

    August 27, 2007 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  12. Erik N., Palatine IL

    I don't recall...

    August 27, 2007 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  13. Ted, Chicago, IL

    I agree with President Bush.

    August 27, 2007 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  14. Ben, Austin TX

    Why would CHERTOFF be needed I thought he was running Home land security? You mean to say Bush can not find another loyal soul that has not already been given a position?

    August 27, 2007 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  15. Phyllis Solomon Port Townsend WA 98368

    He should have resigned some time ago. I certainly hope Congress will continue the investigation of Alberto Gonzales and take appropriate action.

    August 27, 2007 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  16. Lynda Ware, Indianapolis, IN

    Let the investigations begin and uncover all of the scandals of this administration.

    Only criteria for a job in this administration is be "a good man" in Bush's eyes. Gonzales was used, as most minorities are. Since Chertoff is taking over, he will not stop at railroading Hillery Clinton to destroy her popularity in her run for president. Too bad they are still at it.

    August 27, 2007 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  17. Redwolf, Madison, WI

    So typical of this administration. Get behind the president and lie or do whatever is necessary to maintain your position within the administration, regardless of how much you hurt yourself

    August 27, 2007 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  18. Garner Foley Boerne, Texas

    Gonzales was never intellectually qualified and never mature enough for the position. He never could separate loyalty from respect for law. It is good that he is gone for the sake of the country. I wish that Texas Senator John Cornyn, his strong sponsor, would follow him into retirement.

    August 27, 2007 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  19. Johann Ibarra, Los Angeles, CA

    Alberto Gonzales served his country to the best of his abilities and we should thank him for his time, service and sacrifice. Working for the government in this hyperpartisan day and age takes a measure of courage.

    August 27, 2007 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  20. D. F. Perez, Toledo, OH

    Way overdue.

    August 27, 2007 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  21. Just a guy, Michigan

    Can someone explain what he did wrong?

    He fired some "at will" employees that needed to be fired...

    I don't get it.

    August 27, 2007 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  22. Andy, Washington, DC

    When you must face up to the mistakes you've made, no matter their severity or consequence, just deny or resign. That's what we're teaching our young people. It's probably best he resigned. We need strong, honest, credible managers for our Government appointed by strong, honest, and credible elected leaders. Sadly, the vacancies in both realms of our Federal enterprise, elected and appointed, are greater than there are such people of integrity to fill them. Mr. President, may we have your resignation, please?

    August 27, 2007 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  23. Ernie Vogt, NY, NY

    And The Beat Goes On! First it was Colin Powell, who resigned with his dignity entact. He was wise, seeing the direction the administration was headed. Now the list has Alberto Gonzales, Atty. General added to: White House Press Secretary Tony Snow,White House Senior Political Adviser Karl Rove, White House Counselor Dan Bartlett, White House Budget Director Rob Portman, White House Counsel Harriet Miers, White House Political Director Sara Taylor, White House Director of Strategic Initiatives Pete Wehner, White House Deputy National Security Adviser J.D. Crouch, Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty, Acting Associate Attorney General William Mercer,Justice Department White House liaison Monica Goodling, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Army Secretary Francis Harvey, Joint Chief of Staffs Chairman Peter Pace, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson, U.N. Ambassador John Bolton and lastly USAID Director Randall Tobias! Did I miss anyone?

    August 27, 2007 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  24. Bill Threadgill, Austin, TX

    The mud his name was dragged through was of his own making – and he drug others through it, as well. I, for one, will not miss him.

    August 27, 2007 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  25. Mike Vititoe, Dana Point, CA

    I think it's in his best interest, as well as the President's. Such venomous personal attacks by the Democrat's will certainly backfire. This evil hatred of theirs is only further distancing themselves from the electorate. Nothing constructive or beneficial is being accomplished whatsoever for this country! Why do the Democrat's want to be so immoral and wicked?

    August 27, 2007 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
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