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. Frank aylor, Tucson, AZ

    Al did the right thing for the country. Now if George and Dick would follow we might be able to get back on track.

    August 27, 2007 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  2. Mike, Cainsville, Mo.

    He finally came to his senses. He should have resigned months ago the arrogant S.O.B.

    August 27, 2007 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  3. Judith, ABQ, NM

    His name dragged across the mud, is what Bush said....
    I guess Congress can never question any of these "honorable men" he appoints?? Yeah, right...

    Maybe now our faith in the judicial can be restored

    August 27, 2007 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  4. Lenore Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Like Rats fleeing a sinking ship!!

    August 27, 2007 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  5. Murf, Chicago, IL

    Mr. Gonzales was the worst Attorney General in the history of the United States. Aside from what he did to civil liberties, he had no understanding of the Consitution. The precedent he established as best polarized this country and at worst trashes the rule of law.

    August 27, 2007 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  6. Karen Root Capt. Cook, Hawaii

    Gonzales should have resigned months ago. Another of George's sleazebag cronies bites the dust.

    August 27, 2007 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  7. Bruce, Phoenix, AZ

    General Gonzales, patronage run amuck!

    August 27, 2007 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  8. Jay, Longmont, CO

    What's really frightening are Bush's comments from this morning: Gonzales was "dragged through the mud for political reasons"; Gonzales endured "unfair treatment that has created harmful distraction at the Justice Department"; it's "sad that we live in a time when a talented and honorable person" is impeded "from doing important work."

    Just when I think it is impossible to be any more surprised / revulsed by Bush's arrogance and seemingly oblivious view of the world around him, another example appears.

    Mr. President: "Don't look back in anger, or forward in fear, but around in awareness" (James Thurber)

    August 27, 2007 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  9. JIm Wilcox Cambridge Springs, Pa

    Does the democratic party really feel this assassination will help them gain the White House? Take note HIspanics.

    August 27, 2007 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  10. Zelig Ben Yitzchak, Silver Spring, MD

    As a staff attorney at the Department of Justice for many years, I was ashamed to have Dr. Torture as my nominal boss. I am glad he has finally departed.

    August 27, 2007 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  11. Michael Friend, Fort Worth TX

    "Happy trails to you, 'till we meet again"....NOT!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 27, 2007 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  12. Sarasota, FL

    This is the result of the cronyism and nepotism displayed by the most arrogant administration in U.S. history. Mr. Gonzalez's resignation is better later than never. We need a non partisan leader at the Justice Dept.

    August 27, 2007 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  13. John, Indianapolis, IN

    Who is the next? GWB to be impeached!!!

    August 27, 2007 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  14. Bob~Concord,NH

    Now can anyone in congress/senate tackle real by one all the presidents men are biting the dust and our “elected officials” still can’t get it together to deal with Iraq, Katrina issues etc…hopefully some real work can get done prior to the “08” election…but I won’t hold my breath

    August 27, 2007 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  15. Che Oigueverra-Castroni Albuquerque NM

    As a LEGAL Mexican American, I find it outrageous that one of us who has "reached the top" is now declared "incompetent" to handle the job he got. A lot of us would love to be Attorney General, but just cannot. This is a blow to all Mexican Americans – legal or otherwise.

    August 27, 2007 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  16. Sandy Springs, GA

    "I don't remember" "I cannot recall" etc. seem to be the new buzz words out of Washington these days.

    While Gonzales is not the only one who uses those phrases or similar ones, he should at least be able to remember what he has said from Congressional hearing to Congressional hearing. At least, it would have been in his best interests to do so [to be able to remember better].

    While there are those who do not seem to care their personal rights and freedoms are being slowly eroded in the name of "we do this to fight terrorism," I do mind. I probably have some of the absolute most boring phone calls going, I certainly do not want my government to be "spying" on me, especially without notice to me. It's none of their business with whom and to whom I speak.

    I'll not support anyone, like Gonzales, who appears to be a "yes-man" who is willing to support and honor a President who makes his own rules, ignoring the Constitution.

    And, if any of you think I am unpatriotic because of that view, think again. I lost my father in WWII, fighting for this country. No greater patriotic cost can be garnered from a small child than to grow up without a dad.

    August 27, 2007 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  17. Howard Bainbridge, Ohio

    I remember a feeding frenzy similar to this one when Janet Reno had the job. When does anyone on capitol do any work other than run for office, spend our money on pet projects, or take trips under the guize of doing business. I am sick of politics as usual. What did this guy really do wrong?

    August 27, 2007 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  18. Sandi, Cave Creek, AZ


    August 27, 2007 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  19. Speedy Gonzalez, South of the Border

    They don't call him Sleazy Gonzalez for nothing.

    August 27, 2007 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  20. jp. Fort Worth. Republic of Texas

    Now if Mr. Ted Kennedy, Mr. Reid, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Jefferson and Mrs. Pelosi would resign and move to Fort Leavenworth Kansas, then mayby the congress could get on with important business.
    The congress is there to make laws to help govern this country, not to try to tear it down. That is what the democratic party is all about.

    August 27, 2007 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  21. Anonymous

    I'm wondering what's fueling these recent resignations of "all the king's men?" First Rove, now Gonzalez. What nastiness is getting ready to come down the pike for the unsuspecting American public now???

    August 27, 2007 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  22. Mark, Delafield WI

    Like everything in Washington D.C. these days, this became a witch-hunt on the Bush Administration. Nobody seemed to care when Janet Reno and Bill Clinton were doing the same thing, even worse. It's just depressing to see our political system come to this. No wonder why the approval rating of the congress is the worst it has ever been.

    August 27, 2007 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  23. Marc, Sacramento, CA

    His resignation is the textbook case of "Better late than never."

    This man never really seemed fit for this job, and I don't think he ever understood that his job was to represent the law, not to represent the dubious "best interests" of the president and his cronies.

    August 27, 2007 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  24. Kevin McLean, Kenmore, Washington

    He's a crook and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent.

    August 27, 2007 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  25. Chris H., Houston, TX

    Another rat jumps ship. Good riddance. Unfortunately, BushCo seems to have an unlimited cesspool of creeps to choose from when looking to replace Gonz...a cesspool we call Texas politics.
    If Bush's plan was to screw up our country as much as possible, then he's doing a "heckuva job".

    August 27, 2007 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
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