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. bobby frank

    just another "Brownie" in the bunch!

    August 27, 2007 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  2. Frances Consalvo, Franklin, Tn

    Justice will only be served when Bush and Cheney resign as well.

    August 27, 2007 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  3. Ed Rowe

    Now lets get someone in there that can "Just say No!" And I predict that Cheney will be next. He'll attribute it to health and out he will go. Looks like "W" will be the only one left to turn off the lights at the end of the tunnel. What is that old saying about rats and a sinking ship?

    August 27, 2007 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  4. Jonathan, Frisco,TX

    It's about time the criminal has left the building. Now all that we need is to get Bush and Cheney in some handcuffs and try them for international war crimes. Lock em up, throw away the key, and feed em grits till the end of their day!

    August 27, 2007 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  5. Mrs. Gonzalez, Washington D.C

    Does it really matter? Will anything really ever change?

    August 27, 2007 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  6. Nick Mann, Miami, FL

    Unfortunate that the Democrats have chosen another hispanic for their witch hunts. Minorities are brainwashed to think the Democratic party looks out for them. Gonzalez was a very qualified and solid Attorney General. Political witch hunts like this one does not serve the American people.

    August 27, 2007 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  7. seangmackell

    Finally is right! How many more have to resign before We The People realize that this administration has been up to no good the entire time. The Bush Regime has reigned over one of the most politically tumultuous and divisive times in our nations history while its agents fanned the flames of this foreign policy/homeland security debacle. We deserve better.

    August 27, 2007 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  8. Dr. Brian J. Atra, Muddy (Saline County), Illinois

    How about Rudy Giuliani for Attorney General? Not only does he hold considerable prosecutorial experience, he ought to be all the more vengeful following his numerous flings and marriages. And it would spare him the indignity of backing down from Hillary Rodham Clinton - again!

    August 27, 2007 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  9. wendy, dallas TX

    You could drag Gonzolez' name through sh!t and it still wouldn't be as dirty as he is!

    August 27, 2007 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  10. John, St. Louis, MO

    Just like every Attorney General over the past two administrations, Gonzales never had a chance. He, like Ashcroft and Reno, were hammered from the opposing party for their decisions. Who would want that job, anyway?

    August 27, 2007 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    All the hate and anger over this issue is misguided. Gonzales didn't do anything that hasn't been common practice, for both Republican and Decomcrat administrations, for decades. You all are TOOLS for buying into this political game of political inaction by blaming "the other guy". Proper law and order won't be restored until our voters start using their brains to see through the smoke screens used by both parties and demand real action.

    August 27, 2007 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  12. Jose Apodaca Albuquerque, NM

    The crook should be indicted along with Rove and Cheney for all the lying and damage they have done to our constitution and our country. Now that Bush does not have his cronies around him, his house of cards is collapsing. Let the hearings continue!!!

    August 27, 2007 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  13. Neal Rauhauser, Quick Iowa

    Alberto Goonzales' resignation is a step in the right direction, but until Bush and Cheney are held accountable its the same ol' game. When will the Democrats grow spines and get the impeachment process moving?

    August 27, 2007 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  14. SM, Saratoga, CA

    Confusing. There have been issues as with any high profile position. Call to resign should not be mixed with decision to resign. Was it on moral grounds for doing something wrong? Or was it because he failed popular polls? At the outset, I have great respect for people who rise to the level of Mr. Gonzales. I am looking forward to truthful clarity on his decisions.

    August 27, 2007 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  15. Tim, Raleigh, North Carolina

    It's good to see him go, albeit late, and without hope for a better replacement, since this administration obviously values loyalty above competence. If you consider the exodus of senior DOJ attorneys (of both parties) during W's tenure, you will realize that it will take decades to repair the damage.

    August 27, 2007 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  16. Babu Uppaluri Boston MA

    Poor Guy, other scapegoats. Who is next?

    August 27, 2007 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  17. Antonio Godinez, Miami, Florida

    He was disgrace to the Attorney General's office, and had the Senate done its' due diligence should never have been confirmed. For one try the use of torture, illegal wire tapping, and the discarding of the Geneva convention rules. We can do better as a nation,.

    August 27, 2007 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  18. Dan, San Diego, CA

    Whatever happened to Canidate Bush's pledge from the 2000 election he lost that he would clean the ring of grime around the tub, referring that President Clinton had disgraced the Oval Office. Its really pathetic, administration is a joke. They are the Gordon Gecko's of politics. All about greed.

    August 27, 2007 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  19. Dougie, Elmhurst, IL

    Maybe the lovely, competent and loyal Harriet Miers can take Gonzo's spot.

    August 27, 2007 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  20. Foster, Palm Beach, Fl

    It was a political lynch mob and not much else. Hope it comes back yo hount the democrats, especially Schumer.

    August 27, 2007 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  21. Mark A., NY

    This man has brought nothing but shame and dishonor to the office of Attorney General. Good riddance.

    August 27, 2007 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  22. Yaw, Atlanta. Georgia

    Oh boy! Did we have to work this hard to make this bush's crony go? What a disgrace to this great country. Hope future leaders will learn from this.

    August 27, 2007 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  23. Henry, Dayton Ohio

    Mission Accomplished!!

    August 27, 2007 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  24. D. Harris, Pembroke Pines, FL

    It's a sad day in our country when the President makes a comment such as Alberto Gonzales being dragged through the mud when it is the American people and justice who has mud thrown into their faces!

    August 27, 2007 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  25. James, Grand Forks, ND

    Just curious, but how many people here have actually read the constitution of the United States? You are complaining about Mr Bush's use of executive priviledge. Every president since the signing of the Constitution has had that priviledge to appoint ANYONE to appointable positions. Congress has to approve them, but nonetheless, it is written into the constitution. And everyone complains about losing freedoms and civil liberties. What have we lost? Secret wire taps and those kinda things? As I remember on about September 12th, 2001, America asked for things like that and also forget nearly 3,000 people died on September 11th. We asked the government to hurt our enemies and make us safe. While I would not like the idea of being listened to, but what is everyone so scared of? I know the FBI, NSA, CIA or other organization isn't coming after me because I am a faithful citizen of the USA. I do not agree the administration has set a great example or has done the best things, but geez people, to compare him to Stalin or Hitler....stop and think before saying something completely stupid. He hasn't killed 6 million ethnic people and another 6 million others, for a total of 12 million, because he felt like it. He may have pushed the presidential power to new levels, but as has every president before him. He still might be severly lacking in good judgement and not anywhere near the best president (maybe near the bottom) but stop and think about what you DO have....

    August 27, 2007 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
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