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. Bill,

    Its about time. He was the wrong guy to begin with. Otherwise, this wouldn't have been a problem.

    August 27, 2007 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  2. Frank NH

    The Dems and the media successfully demonized him and branded him as a loser. He had to go.

    August 27, 2007 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  3. Samuel Diamond, Philadelphia, Pa

    Mr Gonzales damaged the office of attorney general of the United States by creating at least the appearance of gross improprieties, if not actual actionable wrongdoing. His resignation comes too late to revive his respectability or any use in public life (or as a member of the bar).

    August 27, 2007 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  4. Pat, Gardner, KS

    HURRAH – but too bad some others didn't resign also – Cheney, Rove and Bush himself. It would make this a better country if they would.

    August 27, 2007 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  5. Ken, Sausalito, CA

    Another rat leaps off the Titanic (or should the be the Exxon Valdez?).

    Too little, too late, but good for the country anyway.

    Keep leaping, rats!

    August 27, 2007 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  6. Brad Yanek, Virginia Beach Virginia

    What a joke. I wish congress would actually concentrate on getting something worthwhile taken care of, instead of focusing on a none crime committed by slick willy's own administration. Typical of Demorats, do as I say, not as I do.

    August 27, 2007 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  7. hdhouse, new york

    He had me longing for the days of John Mitchell.

    August 27, 2007 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  8. Mark C, New York City, New York

    It seems that Mr. Gonzales is getting off easy. He still needs to be held accountable for those wrongful , and perhaps illegal terminations.

    August 27, 2007 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  9. davd bierly, ventura, calif

    It simply continues with this "Bush" administration – a train wreck in the happening – thiefs, cheats and liars – or more widely known as politicians

    August 27, 2007 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  10. Steve Nwagbo, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

    It is rather unfortunate that Mr Gonzales allowed himself to be ridiculed and humiliated for so long before finally making his decision to resign. Clearly from his various testimonies before the Senate, he portrayed himself as evasive, lying, spineless, incompetent and even downright unintelligent! Which is really sad for an otherwise evidently well-accomplished lawyer like himself.

    August 27, 2007 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  11. Tom, Ferrysburg, MI

    You'd have to be a fool, dead, or both not to have understood a long time ago that Alberto Gonzales is just a "Yes Man" for Bush/Cheney. He was obviously attempting to cover their tracks. He sounded like a complete idiot during the hearings. I hope G.W. is planning on giving Alberto some of the oil rights that he is trying to steal from the Iraqi people, if G.W. is successful, Alberto has earned it with his deceitful ways. "We The People" deserve better. The A.G.s' resignation is long over due. Over all, it's a trickle-down effect. The lies and cover-up start at the top.

    August 27, 2007 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  12. Scott Schrader, Mounds View, MN

    >>Can someone explain to me what he did wrong?

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

    >>I don't get it

    Gonzo's problem is that not only did he deny they fired at-will employees, they concocted some mystery metrics to force 'em out... but he LIED about it to Congress, fumbled around and tried to hide the fact that he knew what was going on, and then failed to discuss it.

    if Gonzo had just looked at the Congressional panel on his first day in the chair, and said, "Sir, we shuffled employees to reward some up and coming friends, just like you do in your office," he'd have been off scot-free.

    but Gonzo wasn't bright enough to say, "it's just business."

    that is the heart of the issue.

    August 27, 2007 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  13. Ali Baba-baba

    Allah be praised! Another Bushieman bites the dust.

    August 27, 2007 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  14. Stephen Birmingham, Al.

    It seems ironic that Gonzales was clearly chosen to do the political bidding of Bush, yet those who bring up this most obvious point are deemed to be "playing politics" by the President. Has the bar been lowered so far that we are to accept this?

    August 27, 2007 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  15. Stephen M'boro Tennessee

    No morals, no principles, no allegiance to his flag or his country, not even a sense of duty to the very laws he was sworn to protect, just blind loyalty to his leader. In the end, he had betrayed us all. He was a very small man.

    August 27, 2007 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  16. JV, Boston, MA

    Most people don't even know what the Attorney General does...that isn't meant to be a knock on anyone. But I am not suprised that people who have trouble spelling understand what his job description was and what parameters he could legally work within. Critics seem very transparent right now. Just saying.

    August 27, 2007 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  17. Chuck L. Black Forest, Co

    Now, if we can just get his boss to resign.

    August 27, 2007 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  18. walt rockville md

    should NOT have resigned. get the democratnazis to quit.

    August 27, 2007 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  19. Dudes, Wayne NJ

    "is a sad commentary on where we stand as a nation–no unity, just jealousy and backstabbing."

    You know, it's funny how Republicans are so quick to blame AG's resignation on Democrats trying to grab power and poisoned partisanship, yet not 2 years ago they were the ones supporting the Republicans who were trying to hold meetings of Congress without Democrat representation and basically shut the Democrats out from any important going-ons within Congress (or any other Government branch for that matter).

    Anyone who thinks that this is a Democratic power grab or a witch hunt with no purpose is a moron who needs to open their eyes instead of blindly believing whatever Republican talking point they've been fed this week.

    August 27, 2007 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  20. M Flaherty St Joseph MO

    Gee – who are the Dems going to litigate against next? Perhaps they can go after all of our foreign allies next (they already started trying to govern Iraq by demanding that their officials step down). What ever happened to 100 changes in 100 days – or was this 100 litigations in 100 days???

    August 27, 2007 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  21. Dave

    From what I can see, it is unanimous. Everyone except the freks at FOX NOISE are happy that Gonzo is gone. That should tell you something.

    August 27, 2007 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  22. Greg, Milwaukie, OR

    About time. Cheney's next.

    August 27, 2007 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  23. Korene Hardy, Dalls, TX

    Does anyone realize that it was the American People that elected President Bush in the first place? Just because we do not always agree with the decisions made in the white house doesn't mean we have to bash everyone inside. I agree that there are some serious things going on at the Capital, however, I also am aware that I do not have all the facts, and knowing today's media I will never have all the facts. America is coming very close to unraveling not because of what is happening in the White House but because the people. The Declaration of Independance states "WE THE PEOPLE IN ORDER TO FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION...." We are not perfect by any means, all I see the American people doing is backbiting each other, looking for someone else to make the problem go away, and wanting to look at the world through rose colored glasses. The weeks following the 9/11 tragedy I saw great hope for the American people, we were united, we supported our elected officials and they supported each other. We supported our troops and each other. America as a whole was closer to each other than they had been in such a very long time. Honestly it doesn't matter if you are Republican or Democratic, what matters is that you are American. I would like to know why Gonzales is resigning but that is not as important as to what America is going to do about the growning threat to our country. Pulling troops out isn't an option as that will just open us up for bigger attacks. There has to be a solution that can unite our country instead of tearing it apart. I see such potential in this country if we could only learn to work together instead of trying to do one better than our neighbors.

    August 27, 2007 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  24. Michael Koy, New Brunswick, NJ

    Goodbye and good riddance to a man who placed politics ahead of the Constitution. Now, we just need to have the other two culprits resign: Bush and Cheney.

    August 27, 2007 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  25. Woody Medlin Johnson City, Tennessee

    Gonzo needs to go to jail with all of the other criminals that have walked on the US Constitution. Little Bush, Cheney, Wolfie, Rumsy, Rove, et al deserve jail time. Just remember, Paris Hilton did more time in the slam than Scooter Libby - what does THAT tell you about what a dirtbag Bush is!

    August 27, 2007 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
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