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. Jeff Kerr, Austin,Texas

    Mr. Gonzales has not only repeatedly disgraced himself as Attorney General, he has harmed his country with his slavish devotion to our scofflaw president. Good riddance.

    August 27, 2007 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  2. Rob, Los Angeles Ca

    It's about time! Alberto Gonzales ran the justice dept. like an episode of the Sopranos, and only President Bush could be bold enough to say he was treated unfairly, give me a break. Unfortunately, I don't trust this administration to nominate anyone who actually cares about the rule of law, it will probably be another Texas crony who pledges to carry out the Bush/Cheney underhanded agenda.

    August 27, 2007 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  3. Cameron Harral,Saint Louis, Missouri

    I think that it is great that yet another Bush insider has resigned...but I will be most happy when President Bush himself resigns or is impeached...but with the weak Democrats we have in this country,that wont happen.

    August 27, 2007 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  4. Jonathan Hayes, Charlotte NC

    Alberto who?

    August 27, 2007 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  5. Karl Rove, Crawford, Texas

    We are trying to quit lying. Please accept our offering up Gonzales as token of our good will.

    August 27, 2007 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  6. Peter Monat

    Gonzales needed to go a long time ago and one can only hope that the damage to the Department of Justice is limited and can be repaired in time. A greater argument against hiring your "pals" for governmental posts could not be made.
    Other than th Katrina fiasco, it shows Bush at his worst.

    August 27, 2007 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  7. s, mississauga ontario canada

    watching all of this unravel from up here in canada is pretty amusing. when do the indictments begin? soon, i hope.

    August 27, 2007 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  8. Jason, El Paso, Texas

    He did the right thing by stepping down. However, the Democrats are telling Bush to choose a replacement that will put the rule of law first and politcs last. Ha, what a laugh, I say they should listen to themselves and put people first and politcs last. Based on their current record, democrats are putting politics first and us people last. Just in case, I am a Democrate, a disappointed one at that.

    August 27, 2007 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  9. Geoff Fountain Valley CA

    It's great news but Congress should still hold him accountable.

    August 27, 2007 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  10. Jim H, San Francisco CA

    You see, boys and girls, God really does answer our prayers!

    Tony Snow X
    Karl Rove X
    Alberto Gonzales X

    pending prayers:

    Dick Cheney __
    George W Bush __

    August 27, 2007 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  11. Dave, Buffalo, NY

    This guy was just a puppet of the administration, anyway. Whoever his replacement is will no doubt be another lackey for President Bush, who seems to think that he's been given unlimited power. What an embarrasment this whole administration has been for this whole country. Such a pity.

    August 27, 2007 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  12. Sue E., Edison, NJ

    Another rat from a sinking ship...

    August 27, 2007 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  13. AG Higgins, Sherman Oaks, CA

    If any party benefits from the AG's departure, then there is something wrong with him being there in the first place. The AG and the Judiciary should operate free of political influence. If Gonzales' resignation enables that to happen, then all Americans benefit. If his replacement is a mere political puppet, then all Americans will suffer.

    August 27, 2007 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  14. Marv Appleton, WI

    The resignation is a non-issue. The politics and policies of the Bush adminstration will continue without him. It don't believe that his successor will be any more trustworthy, consider who will nominate him. I envision a lot of wasted congressional time debating the next personality, even though it's not subject to vote. This guy seemed like a brilliant lawyer, too bad he did know how to pick a more honorable group of friends.

    August 27, 2007 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  15. Keith, Macon GA

    Are you kidding me? It was way past time for his departure. He couldn't seem to keep his lies straight on the firing of the eight or so federal prosecutors. On top of that, he headed the warrantless wiretapping of our citizens. As the top law enforcement official in our country, you'd think he'd know that the Bill of Rights was put into place to keep folks like him and his boss, in check. He has helped one of the most corrupt administration's in recent memory – and little had to do with the real fight on "terror." (If you want to fight terror, the place is not Iraq, but the Pakistan border.)

    August 27, 2007 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  16. Ed,Ellenville,New York

    "Truly" as in yours truly.Stay in school,you don't have to grow up to be a conservative.

    August 27, 2007 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  17. Tom, Cave Creek, AZ

    Good riddance, Fredo! No more Texas morons in the White House or Justice Department – ever again!!!!

    August 27, 2007 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  18. Kevin, Nashville, TN

    It's about time. I wonder what promted it? He clearly has no conscience and clearly was so biased toward Bushie and his criminal administration that it isn't funny. So why now? If you ask him why, he won't recall. With Rove and now him gone, two of the nazi's are out, but many more need to go, like Cheney and Bushie himself, but come 2008, there will be a Dem president for sure.

    August 27, 2007 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  19. Ben Franklin, Philly, PA

    Don't you idiots get it? Democrat, Republican, it's all the same!

    Big business and the rich people (Clintons, Bush, all the same.) are clouding the issues so you idiots keep worrying about politics and nothing is being done to help everyday citizens.

    Wake up people! Stop the politics and get the U.S. back to solving important problems!!

    August 27, 2007 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  20. Travis Knight, Arkansas


    Who's next? Regardless, a babbling, lying, unpatriotic, middle-class hating, un-qualified, constitution-ignoring, arrogant, bible thumping, out-of-touch with reality, slow-acting, stupid, hard-headed, stubborn idiot will probably be chosen by Cheney, who will probably come and shoot me in the face for saying all this!

    Also, Karl Rove is leaving the White House this early to go and help one of the Republican presidential candidates become president.

    August 27, 2007 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  21. Lesley M, Phoenix, AZ

    We have complete faith in you Brownie..... uh, Alberto. NOT!!!!!!! I think our forefathers would say 'lying, cheating scroundrels!!!" I concur. Chertoff a successor? AAAArgh.

    August 27, 2007 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  22. Michael Lee, Atlanta, GA

    This Bush Adminstration is going into history as the worst presidency of this country--I will let my children and their children remember this corrupt Alberto Gonzales. And I am certain that our Founding Fathers are celebrating in their graves....

    August 27, 2007 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
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    August 27, 2007 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  24. mb, nyc

    One less criminal in the administration. Why can't they all leave, including GW?

    August 27, 2007 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  25. Asphyxia 8, New York, NY


    August 27, 2007 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
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