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. Pete Spina, Hoboken, NJ

    For crafting, advocating and enforcing a policy that established the widespread use of torture, he is a war criminal. After World War II, we put Japanese and Nazi war criminals in jail for 15-25 years hard labor for torturing prisoners and detainees. No immunity for former administration officials; we need to re-establish the rule of law.

    August 27, 2007 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  2. Roger Rotor, Phoenix, AZ

    Gonzales should have resigned earlier, and be able to save whatever integrity this divisive administration has left. A consummate loyalist of the bBush administration to the extent of subverting the truth to please his boss, he gave objectivity and fairness which is supposed to embody the Justice Department a thumbs down. He will be missed by Bush and no one else.
    Good riddance!!!

    August 27, 2007 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  3. Steven E.K, Plano Texas

    One important fact that the Bushies like Mr. Gonzales "forgot" is that they swore an oath to look after the best interest of the people of the United States not their boss.

    August 27, 2007 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  4. Colleen Kansas City Mo

    tHANK GOD! Okay, we have one day to celebrate. Remember, we had Ashcroft then Gonzales and with Bush everything just keeps getting worse. Frying pan, fire, OMG what's next? I shutter to think. 08 is taking FOREVER.

    August 27, 2007 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  5. Ben, Austin TX

    what is the three biggest reasons why I should care as a citizen? The wiretapping thing....that would of happened under DEM ADMIN as well RIGHT?

    The firing of those lawyers? did he really fire them or was he instructed by his boss (the Bush ADMIN)

    That his worked at the pleasure of the president? He was appointed by Bush of course he is going to be his lap dog RIGHT?

    So once again why is this the big issue instead of Dick Cheney plotting IRAN or our civil liberties are in danger....ect. IMPEACH DICK then BUSH

    August 27, 2007 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  6. Rich, Northern Virginia

    Thankfully, justice is done in the Justice Department. It is shameful that it took this long for him to step down after failing to uphold and represent citizen rights. It is worse to leave under the impression that it has been purely a political issue.

    August 27, 2007 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  7. Lexi Hink

    He left in shame. He said he was the first Latino to serve as head of the Justice Department. What he did no know was he was being used because he was weak and needy and everyone took advantage of him. Wonder who the next lucky person to leave is????

    August 27, 2007 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  8. Lee, Iowa

    Chertoff the right man for the job? And who was head of Homeland Security who oversaw FEMA before, during and after Katrina. "Your doing a heck of a job, Brownie", Bush said with Chertoff standing behind him. Yeah, we need Chertoff as the AG like we need a rash of poision ivy. Come to think of it, we could get rid of the poision ivy easier than we could get rid of another imcompetent government Bush hack,

    August 27, 2007 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  9. Charlie Black, Stockton, Ca

    For the top cop of the US, he must have forgotten the part about "Laws". But he was a good Bush man! Which means he was bad for the rest of us. It is very had to be a Republican, I think come next election I may be a menber of a different party. Very hard to believe in these people.

    August 27, 2007 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  10. s. wickstrom, denver, co.

    We need honest leadership, no doubt. Every few years we have chance to change the powers-that-be, so why not all stand together, use our heads and vote from the heart, not from party lines.

    Barack Obama in '08

    August 27, 2007 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  11. Bernice Saul, Aventura,Florida

    Will Alberto Gonzales still be receiving a salary from the peolple of the U.S. even though he resigned?

    August 27, 2007 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  12. Chris Van LA CA


    August 27, 2007 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  13. DC Shreve, Ohio

    What a bunch of stinking racist bigot hypocrites. It's only good for minorities if its a democrat. Right?

    August 27, 2007 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  14. Bob, Baltimore, Maryland

    Press: "Why are you leaving?"

    Gonzales: "I don't recall. I wasn't present at the meeting when my resignation was discussed."

    [posted anonymously on]

    August 27, 2007 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  15. tim buck

    He was a lousy lawyer, a lousy judge, and a lousy ag.

    August 27, 2007 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  16. Kevin, Dallas, Texas

    We have not had a more dishonest Attorney General since John Mitchell. This resignation is long overdue and hopefully will lead to the appointment of someone who will put enforcement of the laws above loyalty to the Bush administration.

    August 27, 2007 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  17. Sam Sherman, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Yet another political hack of George Bush has run for the fire exit. This adminstration is populated by so many incompetent people. The rot starts at the top. Maybe W will resign soon. Oh, wait that would mean Cheney would become president. We should move up the general election to January of '08.

    August 27, 2007 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  18. Mariana, Huntsville AL

    After watching Gonzale's interview with the Senate Judiciary Committee, I believed that when he actually said something, even his well planned words did not seem to be completely truthful. I believe a resignation was the right thing for Gonzales to do, although I secretly hoped this would come as a result of an investigation on what he had to say to he senators.

    August 27, 2007 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  19. Raymond Phillips, Philadelphia, Pa

    Typical ... responses from people who have never had to make a decison in their life ...typical Americans with short term memories and those that have no idea of the complexity other than their self surving littel minds.

    August 27, 2007 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  20. Tony, Tallahassee, Florida

    This whole administration needs to resign. I'd say more, but it's not really needed, and it might just serve to confuse "The Decider".

    August 27, 2007 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  21. Sandra, Smyrna, TN

    I think it is a shame that a qualified minority in power could be so skewered by partisan politics that he feels it necessary to resign. Maybe they have forgotten who was fired under prior administrations, but I haven't. Every Hispanic in the country should stand in arms about this one.

    August 27, 2007 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  22. Rob, Cleveland, OH


    The Constitution has already been put through a shredder. This resignation won't put it back together again.

    August 27, 2007 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  23. Keith Siegel, Lower Gwynedd, PA

    How ironic that President Bush on Monday said he reluctantly accepted the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, whose "good name was dragged through the mud for political reasons." What about the good name of the Assistant Attorney Generals who were dismissed for "performance reasons"? As my high school gym teacher used to say, "live by the sword, die by the sword".

    Talk about a hypocrite.

    August 27, 2007 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  24. Jim, Colorado Springs

    RE:this is just smoke to throw off people's attention at wuts really goin on in the world

    Posted By Karl Rove, Crawford Texas : August 27, 2007 12:29 pm

    Really, so what are you guys trying to sneek by us now!

    August 27, 2007 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  25. Washington DC

    It's about time. The only thing better would be for the President to follow him.

    August 27, 2007 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
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