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. James, Grand Forks, ND

    I like some of the people on here calling the leaders of the US government facists. In other countries you could be killed for such comments, but in ours we are free to say such things. I do not view the government leaders as facists, but I do not feel they have done a great job. Some people seem to forget that former President Clinton lied about an affair UNDER OATH, what else could he have lied about as well? If you don't like the current situation, go VOTE when you can or go run and try and do a better job.

    August 27, 2007 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  2. Ben Austin TX

    Ok so why is this really A) surprise B) 12 hour breaking news worthy C) going to make a bit of a difference in the power of this Bush ADMIN Executive powers gone bad and abused?????
    IMPEACH Dick Cheney first then Bush so they can not abuse their powers anymore. We are "killing the messenger" and not punishing the henchmen

    August 27, 2007 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  3. Krush Glendale, AZ

    It's interesting how the media and the democrats make a big deal about a few fired attorneys under the Bush administration. But, not a word was said when the Clinton administration got rid of over 100 attorneys!! And people still don't think the media has a slanted, liberal agenda that they want to push on America. Oh, by the way, most of America are not liberals!! Well, the media elected Clinton and they are still whining and wishing for the good old days of oral sex in the oval office and perjury by the "leader" of the free world. Character is the only thing that matters!

    August 27, 2007 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  4. Darryl Williams, Los Banos California

    This should have taken place some time ago, however, it is still utterly amazing how people of color continue to sale their souls for the likes of the Bushes of the world. The consequences to the Hispanic people is yet to be realized.

    August 27, 2007 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  5. Marc S

    Too little too late... Next target should be George Bush, that good for nothing idiot we currently refer to as President....

    August 27, 2007 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  6. Gainyee, Los Angeles, CA

    Bush finally said something with which I agree: "If a government does not respond to the will of the people, that government should be replaced."

    August 27, 2007 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  7. Sally

    Bush, Cheney and Rice should follow Alberto's fine example and resign immediately. It'll take several administrations of good people in office (if such a thing can be found) to undo the damage Gonzalez and this administration has done, but their leaving office is a fine start. Too bad it's 7 years too late.

    August 27, 2007 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    Should have happened years ago.....the torture czar should have never had the job!

    August 27, 2007 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  9. Warren C. Drew, Psy.D. Tacoma, WA

    The lying SOB is a blight on the history of the Judicial Depaartment–his resignation is long overdue.

    August 27, 2007 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  10. Kevin Kinnebrew

    Gonzales is just another pawn, a fall guy to take it on the chin for Bush?Cheney. If anyone thinks he dreampt up this stuff on his own and acted without his boss's support...well, I have some oceanfront property in Arizona. Bush is shedding his Albatrosses in order to help salvage the GOP.

    August 27, 2007 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  11. Manny Flores, El Paso, Texas

    Take the Law and Run. He does not want to rearrange chairs on the Titanic. Coward

    August 27, 2007 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  12. Dean, Lancaster, PA

    Bush's brain: Rove
    Bush's fists: Rumsfeld
    Bush's back side (seat of justice): Gonzles
    have all resigned.
    Now, how about Bush's master: Cheney?

    August 27, 2007 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  13. Andy Phoenix AZ

    Now if only that incompetent boss of his and his side kick Cheney would resign maybe America could start to reciver from the worst presidency in history.

    August 27, 2007 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  14. gio, woodland hills, ca

    Shame on him, he should have done this long time ago. Bush can not just keep on dictating his cabinet heads.

    August 27, 2007 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  15. John Salem, Oregon

    It is amazing how easily it is to attack someone who cannot respond back. Do you honestly mean to tell me all of you who are posting are any better than Gonzales? You have got to be kidding me. Do you honestly think any politician in Washington is any better than Gonzales? IF you do you live in a dream world. If the truth be known is it any wonder Congress has the lowest approval ratings in History since the Dems took control? Liberalism is Definately a mental disorder.

    August 27, 2007 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  16. Susan

    Adios Gonzalez!! Your departure was long overdue, and I have a feeling more departures will be forthcomiing.

    August 27, 2007 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  17. Max, Austin, TX

    Does this mean that Congress can now get back to the business of legislation? It served as a nice cover for the do-nothing grandstanders.

    August 27, 2007 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  18. Jesse Addison, Chapel Hill, NC

    Race isn't the issue here; incompetence is. To neglect one's duty to uphold the best interests of the nation as charged by the Constitution is definitely criminal in nature, if it is not outright treason. Gonzales should just be glad he made it out before the indictments and subpoenas started rolling in... Maybe now he can slip into obscurity and start to pick up the pieces of his life. Good riddance.

    August 27, 2007 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  19. john Dallas, TX

    This has been long over due. I can't wait to see who is next! Many more to come,I hope.

    August 27, 2007 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  20. John, Dorrance, Kansas

    The level of ignorance, arrogance and paranoia on this board truely takes your breath away.

    I agree that Gonzalez should have gone a long time ago but for reaons that are likely 180 degress away from most of the posters here.

    He was just not an effective AG and was not getting the job done.

    August 27, 2007 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  21. Sarah Hayes, Florissant, MO

    It's about time! After all the controversy around him, I'm surprised the Congress didn't impeach him!

    August 27, 2007 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  22. Fred Horowitz, Safety Harbor, Florida

    The level of expertise and professionalism required to run our great nation is far too important to leave to loyal pals of President Bush. Mr. Gonzales has been barely treading water since day one.

    August 27, 2007 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  23. RJ Garfunkel, Tarrytown, NY

    Gonzales was one of the worst Attorney-Generals in our nation's history. I was history major in college, and have followed closely government and politics for over 40 years. He will rank along with Nixon's John Mitchell, as an incompetant lawyer,an unethical public servant and a political crony. He was Bush's waterboy, and he served the Nation and its legal system poorly. His evasiveness bordered on perjury, and I hope that he is called in front of Congress again and again. Hopefully in the next Congress, with a Democratic President, who won't promise immunity, Bush's gang of Rove, Card, Miers, and Gonzales will be forced to testify under oath, and face the consequences. The President stated, in his disengenuous way, that his (Gonzales) name was unfairly dragged through the mud. Bush, as usual, did not address the firing of the US Attornies, the illegal wire-tapping, and the general collapse in the Department of Justice's ability to function. Anyone who heard Gonzales testify in front of Congress, knows that the "whole truth" was never heard.

    The Alberto Gonzales resignation will not rehabilitate the moribund Bush Administration. Nothing will!

    RJ Garfunkel

    August 27, 2007 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  24. Jim, Brandon Florida

    Should have happened long ago. Terrible abuse of power.

    August 27, 2007 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
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