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. Dan Jacobsen, Clearwater, Fl.

    Good riddance!. It will take years to recover from the damage that has been inflicted on our credibility and sense of fairness in the eyes of the world.

    August 27, 2007 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  2. Barry Digman

    The sad part of the whole sordid affair is that our citizens will do the exact same thing in '08 and start the process all over again. It's virtually guaranteed that we'll elect another lying megalomaniac who will say whatever it takes to get elected, and then immediately continue the process of enriching their friends and oppressing anyone who stands in their way, foreign or domestic. Sucks to be us.

    August 27, 2007 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  3. Sam Zigs, West Milwaukee, WI

    Once again shows how racist the Democrats are.

    August 27, 2007 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  4. Prabhu, San Diego, CA

    The good name of this country has been dragged in the mud by this AG and his boss. I was very proud of this immigrant reaching the pinnacle of success but now equally ashamed at his total obsession with his boss and not uphold the constitution, that he swore to protect. All Republicans who still support this crony should hang their head in shame.

    August 27, 2007 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  5. donavo frostburg, md

    Sadly, this won't make a difference.

    The AG's behavior just reflects the attitude of the administration he worked for. They asked Gonzales to manipulate the law for their purposes. To look for legal loopholes and exploit them. The agenda that shaped the AG's actions isn't going to change.

    August 27, 2007 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  6. Doug, Laguna Beach, CA

    Good! Now put him in jail where he belongs.

    August 27, 2007 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  7. Vicki, lenox, MA

    If another Bush loyalist with no qualifications is appointed, it will be time to go after Cheney himself!!!

    August 27, 2007 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  8. B Thompson Cary, NC

    Bush has the audacity to send 4,000 young Americans to their deaths in Iraq, but does not have the intestinal fortitude to fire incompetentss like Gonzalez, Rumsfeld, Rove, and Meyers. Individually and collectively they have tampled the Constitution and laws of this country like no others in our history. Well, maybe since Nixon.
    Chertoff has already proved his inability to manage with the debacle of Katrina. Where are the Republicans the likes of Lee Hamilton and now, John Warner, who can analyze facts and steer a truer course than the Bush Bunglers.

    August 27, 2007 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  9. Peter Zheutlin, Needham, MA

    It's beyond astonishing that Bush would decry the times we live in in which, I paraphrase, a person of Gonzalez's talent and integrity would have his name dragged rhrough the mud for political purposes. This from a man whose surrogates dragged John kerry's distinguished war record through the mud (it will be remembered that Bush and Cheney sat that war out), and from a President whose own White House outed a covert CIA agent to help sell their case for war. Gonzalez proved to be serial perjurer who politiczied the Justice Department and earned the ire of plenty of Republican senators, too. He is just another symbol of the bizarre world in which Bush lives where black is white, up is down, and wrong is right. It is truly amazing that Bush's approval ratings are as high as 29% given the goss incompetence and complete dishonesty of this Administration.

    August 27, 2007 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  10. E.K. O'Brien, California

    We had every clue during Bush's term as Governor of Texas as to Gonzales' attitudes and approaches to Justice. Gonzales' actions were no surprise to me, and his resignation under the belated reckoning of an asleep-at-the-wheel Congress will not advance Justice or benefit the country at this point.

    August 27, 2007 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  11. Heartlight3, Makawao, Hawaii

    The Attorney General takes an oath to uphold the Constitution. This Attorney General upheld only the Bush/Cheney agenda, which rather than having three co-equal branches of government charged with oversight over each other, placed all the power in the executive, with the judiciary and the legislative branch charged with enabling whatever the executive wanted. This Attorney General twisted the process to make that look like it was legal. That is what scares me the most about this administration. By not allowing oversight, and using scare tactics, it is eroding our democratic process and persuading us that it is the right thing to do. Gonzales's job was to make justifications for that which sound plausible enough that no one questions it. I hope we can confirm someone who understands the reasons that the constitution is written the way it is and is committed to preserving our democratic process. However I'm not sure that Mr. Bush knows any possible nominees with that commitment.

    August 27, 2007 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  12. Pat Buchanan

    It might be hard to find another attorney general who will be shorter than president Bush for their photo op durring their inuguration. It will be even harder to find someone to subvert the constitution as Gonzales did. P.S. Texas killed its 400th prisioner this week. Thank George Bush and Gonzales for their tireless work and efficency on this matter. You guys really got the ball rolling. I hope the UN has the same efficency when you two go their for your trials.

    August 27, 2007 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  13. steve , new york, new york

    Hopefully Bush is next.

    August 27, 2007 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  14. Bill - Fairfax Station, VA

    The feeding frenzy on this one is over. What else can Congress do now to avoid tackling real issues?

    August 27, 2007 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  15. C Pope, Chicago IL

    YAY! Now hopefully we can get a special prosecutor and start indicting these scumbags.

    August 27, 2007 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  16. Darryl Williams, Los Banos California

    It is utterly amazing how some people choose to sale their souls rather than respect the position they have and what it represents to their people; Roberto Gonzales has hurt the hispanic people more than he could imagine.

    August 27, 2007 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  17. Barry Digman

    Sadly, we'll celebrate this only momentarily, and then turn around in 2008 and elect another megalomaniac who will continue the process of serving only a tiny (and very wealthy) segment of our citizenry. Sucks to be us.

    August 27, 2007 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  18. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    Alberto Gonzales did for the Department of Justice what Joe Hazelwood did for inland waterway navigation skills!

    August 27, 2007 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  19. Dan, Boulder, CO

    "Abu" Gonzalez is leaving too? This Republican party is finally crashing to the ground. Partisanship, lying, cronyism, illegal wiretapping, torture and thrashing the Constitution are apparently only sustainable for so long.

    August 27, 2007 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  20. Chris Bowman , Martinsburg WV

    I was starting to think this guy had some how gotten lost in the cloud of smoke coming from the Bush boys club house. 511 days left of the rest according to my Backwards Bush clock.

    I hope that this country can some how regain the respect it has lost in the world because of this cloawn Cheney and his dummy Bush.

    August 27, 2007 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  21. R wWesson, San Jose, CA

    It's like rats from a sinking ship; 1st Rumsfeld, then Rove, now the tainted one Gonzales. Who is Bush going to whine to?

    August 27, 2007 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  22. Kevin Mckinney, Snellville, GA

    About time.

    To say that Mr. Gonzalez has been a distraction would be a serious understatement.

    Nor do I feel comfortable about his commitment to either the Constitution or to human rights in general.

    August 27, 2007 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  23. Dave Fowler

    The Hitler Adolf's modern version will be judged by history and will prosecuted by the world.

    Those war crimals are shame of our Americans. It is too late for those crimals, including Roberto Gonzales, to exit and escape.

    August 27, 2007 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  24. Mark, St. Louis,MO

    It is wonderful that Gonzales has resigned. He is a disgrace as an Attorney-General and has impugned the integrity of the Justice Dept. I am delighted that he is gone and simply wish that it had happened a lot sooner.

    August 27, 2007 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  25. Ryan Kaldari, Nashville Tennessee

    Now we just need Bush and Cheney to resign and we'll be all set!

    August 27, 2007 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
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