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. Jerry Miller

    I feel Gonzales has let certain laws pass that erode away at our constitutionsl rights.

    August 27, 2007 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  2. JDG, Walla Walla, WA

    Being one who is not on the inside looking out like all the other experts, Gonzales was nothing more than a patsy for many. He got a raw deal by both the media and our so-called democratic hopefuls. Isn't ironic that Charles Schumer is appealing to the Administration to work with us to nominate someone who Democrats can support and the American public can be proud. If I recall, Hillary Clinton is at the top of their list for President. Since when has Hillary and Bill Clinton been dedicated to upholding the Constitution. The "American Public" endored eight years of their deceit and general disregard for morality.

    August 27, 2007 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  3. C.M. - Los Angeles, CA

    FINALLY! But how many more lies must be uncovered before Bush is impeached?!?! They tried the whole impeachment deal on Clinton for lying about playing house with an intern – that is NOTHING compared to what the Bush administration has lied about over and over and over again. That entire administration is a failure and, in turn, is reflecting poorly on our country. I love this country, but I'm ashamed at what Bush and his cronies have done – the constant lies, as if we, the American people were idiots. Keep voting for people like that folks, and you'll prove them right – we are idiots!

    August 27, 2007 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  4. Don James, Hood Canal Washington

    He's a good man who got mugged by politics. He's better off by leaving the "insiders" to their own devices.
    Know what I mean.

    August 27, 2007 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  5. Ken, Allentown, Pa

    Should have happened months ago. This administration needs to be held accountable for upholding the the law. It is unacceptable for the Atty. General and this president to use our laws and constitution for their own personal and political motives.

    August 27, 2007 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  6. heregoes, Hampton Roads, VA

    The President not only embarrasses us but insults us, as well. The public didn't drag the AG's name thorough the mud, he did it himself by his ineffectiveness, haughtiness, lack of knowledge of his position, and determination to please this administration even at the cost of dragging through the mud the Constitution that was carefully worded by our brave founding fathers – and which he swore to upholdd. Bush should be ashamed of himself but doesn't have the sense or humility that would require. How sad.

    August 27, 2007 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  7. Jojo Mojo

    Like a golden-parachuting CEO, they will probably either roost on K Street or have a downy nest sympathetically prepared for them as "political casualties of war".

    We should follow them and present real-time coverage like the NFL draft to see who's team they -really- have been on all these years and how much their slime is worth per pound.

    August 27, 2007 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  8. Peggy Prewitt Texas

    When will Bush and Cheney resign? Bush and Cheney are the real offenders!

    August 27, 2007 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  9. Steve, Chicago, IL

    I agree that this is just a smokescreen to what is really going on in regard to the war. Too many resigning too late after they've cause the damage that they have. We want to know what Cheney is creating with Iran. Another, expensive war for those invested in arms manufacturing to profit from?

    August 27, 2007 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  10. Larry Lively North Richland Hills, Tx

    The person in charge of the US Department Justice neglected his responsibilities to promote his right wing political agenda. He went before congress and knowingly told bold face lies. He should not have been allowed to resign. He should be charged with perjury, impeached, and imprisoned.

    August 27, 2007 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  11. Loren, West Orange, NJ

    If there was only another seat on the Supreme Court, Bush would send him that a way...he's got the credentials and the ability to appease the Bushies.

    August 27, 2007 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  12. Jan Christian Anker, Oslo, Norway

    Congratulations America ! I hope that you eventually will become a democracy again.

    August 27, 2007 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  13. Ed Fuquay Oberlin, Ohio

    Wow!!! Wow!!!! I cannot believe my eyes! America is finally waking up! Now the job of restoring the rule of law can begin. Lets bring back the constitution. Enough of this horrible nightmarish years of one party rule.

    August 27, 2007 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  14. Robert Shadley, Jacksonville NC

    So when will the rest of the adminstration resign?

    August 27, 2007 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  15. kevin titus, Austin,tx

    Now, the question is.... WHEN DO WE HANG HIS ASS?

    He was nothing more than a traitor to the constitution.

    August 27, 2007 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  16. Gerry Garte, Cary NC

    Gonzales was overmatched for the position. A sensible, wise President would have never chosen him to start with.

    August 27, 2007 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  17. bill bilawa henderson nv

    he was heads and shoulders the clinton aj

    August 27, 2007 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  18. Stephanie Hughes, Nyack, New York

    Hopefully now that Gonzales is out fromunder White House protection, the appropriate officials will be able to indite him for perjury. That Gonzales, perhaps to save himself, will lead to evidence of real wrong-doing by Bush seems evident by how hard Bush, not a particularly emphathetic person, fought to keep him inviolable. Those of us who saw both the Army-McCarthy hearings and the Watergate investigation on TV are watering at the mouth. And we've got how many months to go before the election? Yee haw!

    August 27, 2007 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  19. Mark H. Goldsboro, NC

    Gonzlaes should never have been picked for this job. His is a poor sucessor to Mr. Ashcroft. Gonzlaes was loyal to Bush but failed to honor his oath of office and his duty to follow the Constitution of the US of A.

    August 27, 2007 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  20. John Thompson, Los Angeles, Ca.

    Gonzales was the dedicated enemy of everything this country is supposed to stand for. Bush's comment about his name being dragged through the mud is an outrageous lie. He and Gonzales are the ones dragging the Constitution through the mud. Both of them should have been impeached and removed from office long ago.

    August 27, 2007 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  21. Feed up, White City, Kansas

    Gee, maybe now that small insignificant, piece of paper that is called the Constitution of the United States may regain some of its former glory.

    August 27, 2007 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  22. Bob Mullica Hill, NJ

    Gonzo leaving is only the first step in cleaning up our corrupted Justice Department. The next AG needs to replace the Bush/Rove/Cheatney appointments with competent people.

    August 27, 2007 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  23. Jergan Bear Plainfield, NJ

    This administration has been the the most decitful,dericive,dispicable and degrading of any administration this country has ever had. I never heard a straight answer come out of Gonzales mouth. We need elected officals and appointed officials who prioritise for the people.

    August 27, 2007 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  24. D.J.C. van Norden, Leesburg, Virginia

    I believe that America hurts quietly at finding so many of her public servants acting blindly, impulsively, and furtively in the narrow causes of debased self-interest. The Attorney General's partisan cleverness has accelerated the cynical manipulation of a once nobler government already under seige from within. I am sad that the accomplished Mr. Gonzales has squandered the important precedent of being the first Latino Attorney General; what does his legacy do for the rising generation that follows him? Most of all, I am sad for my country - another stain spreads across the fabric of our optimism, energy, and faith that nations can transcend the baser motivations of greed and politics. We need better than this, but first we must think and vote better than this.

    August 27, 2007 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  25. Annie, Chesapeake, VA

    glad to see him go, although a day late and a dollar short.

    What a joke of an adminstration and an embarrasment to all Americans! Let's remember this stuff next time we step into to the voting booth! I am proud to never I NEVER voted for Bush & his gang of incompetent criminals. What a disgrace! 2008 can not come fast enough. Someone has got to save this country from the damage our joke of a president and his friends have done to OUR country!

    August 27, 2007 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
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