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. Jason, CA.

    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 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  2. Darlene Friedman Henderson, Nv

    Will the Democrats now have an AG that will look into the corruption of this administration or will they cave like they did on war spending? Please, no more cronies!

    August 27, 2007 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  3. Rob, San Diego, CA

    As seen through his Senate hearings, Gonzales is either a liar or completely inept. Whichever is the case, one can see he was right at home in the Bush Administration. Now that he's gone, the sane portion of the American populace eagerly awaits George W. Bush's lying inept replacement Attorney General.

    August 27, 2007 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    Thank God he is gone. He has lowered the respect for the Atty Generals' office for ever.

    August 27, 2007 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  5. Ragin, Lawrenceville, GA

    It is about time Mr. Gonzales resigned...he was a disgrace to a standard that has been true for minorities since the Great Thurgood Marshall...competence and integrity. Why is it Republicans place the most imcompetent and morally corrupt minorities in high office, i.e. Clarence Thomas and Gonzales? Is there something to learn from these obvious attacks on minority upward mobility? Is there a reason similar to the attacks by the religious right on our guaranteed and fought for freedoms? Seems like a plot!

    August 27, 2007 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  6. Dr. Brian J. Atra Muddy (Saline County), Illinois

    How about Rudy Giuliani for Attorney General? He has almost as much (theatrical) prosecutorial experience as Fred Dalton Thompson ... and this would spare Rudy from having to back down to Hillary Rodham Clinton ... again!

    August 27, 2007 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  7. the plummer

    flush.........still think we need more toliet tissue

    August 27, 2007 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
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    August 27, 2007 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  9. Rick Elderberry, Martins Ferry, Ohio

    President Bush just fixed it so Congress cannot take any more vacation (Recesses) until the next congress convenes.
    If the Democrats want to show their mettle, they should still continue their investigations and issue the supboneas. The new AG will have to deliver.

    August 27, 2007 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |


    August 27, 2007 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  11. Brian, Marietta GA

    Just like everything else about his time in office, I doubt that in a few weeks Gonzales will be able to recall whether or not he resigned his position or whether or not it was under his power to make that decision.

    August 27, 2007 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  12. Tom S, Orange, CA

    I’m so glad to see him go! I’m sure our “do nothing” congress will not purse the crimes he committed while he was AG.

    August 27, 2007 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  13. MGS, Portland OR

    When you choose to shun a great nation's rules and laws, in order to back a shameless neo con, you are no longer fit to work for us. I think they all forget they are working for US and are rightfully required to uphold the Constitution. It's so sad to see how many don't anymore. I truly hope we can one day get leaders that do.

    August 27, 2007 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  14. Babydoll, Oklahoma City, OK

    I think it is about time....but we all know who really needs to resign. There has been more people resigning under this President than any other in history....I think he is the one that needs to resign

    August 27, 2007 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  15. Shirley Rude RN,MN,CS, Claremont, CA.

    I think Alberto Gonzales is a good man that became involved with the wrong person George W. Bush. He couldn't figure out how to accomplish what he want to accomplish in his career and at the same time disasociate himself from our bully president. Iam sorry he chose Bush as his way to make a differece.

    August 27, 2007 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  16. steve ny, ny

    I cannot believe these human warts are getting off so easily after deceiving the world and causing the unnecessary deaths of so many people. They should all go to prison for at least a weekend.

    August 27, 2007 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  17. Justin, Atlanta GA

    It's about time!

    August 27, 2007 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  18. Theodore Glasser, Jacksonville, Florida

    I never thought that we would ever see a worse attorney general than acting attornye general Bork, but Alberto Gonzales brought a new low to public service. His "crime" was not the release of U.S. attorneys but his lying to Congress about it. He will live in infamy for a long time.

    However, this should be no surprise coming from a George W. Bush appointee. His cabinet has been abyssmal. He should be impeached!!!

    August 27, 2007 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  19. T.O. Ontario

    I wonder why Ashcroft wasn't pilloried for lying? Rumsfeld- lying too? Can a case be made for the former, former sec of state Powell – liar as well?

    What I'm trying to say is all the above men have broken the law...but... what; we forget, sweep it unde the rug because they were able to defend their convictions/jobs more forcefully! Is that what we are left with...slick personalities?

    I think it a shame for Gonzales...and the wider Hispanic community.

    Here is their first Attorney General...and he gets pilloried for doing what the boss says.

    August 27, 2007 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  20. Michael Hinsdale, Tacoma, Wa

    Good riddance!

    August 27, 2007 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  21. Sam Cerritos, Napa, CA

    Alberto Gonzales was raised in a culture that had no regard for the rule of law (some of his immediate relatives were and are illegal immigrants); Instead, he was raised in a culture that believed in people networking and blind loyality to those individuals who could help him achieve his personal goals in life.
    In other words, while in public service, he thought he worked for the Bush Family, not for the People of the United States as provided for in the Constitution as well as the basic laws of the land.
    Good riddens to him!

    August 27, 2007 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  22. Jaen, Las Vegas, NV

    As a "minority," I wish the press and the public in general would stop making everything a race issue. This AG clearly was acting in the best interest of his boss and not the country he swore to serve and laws he swore to uphold. This resignation is long overdue.

    August 27, 2007 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  23. doug, Cin. Oh.

    Gonzo is out, huh? Good, Bush finally had to take out his trash.

    August 27, 2007 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  24. Tim Woolsey- Austin, Texas

    For Bush to say Gonzales' name was "dragged through the mud" for poilitical purposes is laughable. Gonzales had the confidence of virtaully no one in Congress. Now Bush should resign as well or be impeached for trampling on the Constitution (and for gross incompetence).

    August 27, 2007 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  25. Ron Reagon, Wichita KS

    It wont be long and thanks to the media you liberals will get a Democrat back in the White House. Then who will you blame for everything??

    August 27, 2007 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
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