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. Nora, Mineola, NY

    Another rat jumps off the sinking ship.
    Let's cut to the chase and impeach the worst president in recent history. Then let's replace him with a candiate from a THIRD party that has some integrity. I can dream can't I?

    August 27, 2007 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  2. Deb, Lawrence Kansas

    We will never know if Gonzales was merely a bad leader because he had no talent/skills or because he could not go against his boss. In any case, if he would have run my software company like he ran the Justice Dept, he would have been fired years ago.

    August 27, 2007 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    The World has cause to celebrate! But the REAL festival comes next November!!

    Could that be peace I see in the future?

    August 27, 2007 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  4. Harvey Stern Poway CA

    I hope that this doesn't mean that the investigation will stop. I would like to see all who committed illegal acts punished.

    August 27, 2007 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  5. hose Phoenix AZ

    Legal Mexican Americans will remember this Alamo until the next election. One of our own finally made it to the "top", only to be knocked down by Congress. This is no way to treat the nation's newest minority population. Bush should have at least nominated another Hispanic to take the helm if for no other reason than to give credibility to his White House.

    August 27, 2007 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  6. Scot, Upland, California

    Well it's about time! This man, along with this entire administration, has shamed the position and soiled the foundations of our civil society. Bush himself should be the next to resign, along with Cheney and the rest of them.

    August 27, 2007 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  7. David, St. Clairsville, Ohio

    Unfortunately, he was the right man for the job, and the job the Bush regime wanted accomplished was the erosion of our individual rights provided in the Constitution. Hopefully private citizen Gonzales will get to experience the police state that he helped to create for the rest of us, and one day a judge will say to him, "Mr. Gonzales, you are now part of the class of people to which the writ of habeas corpus does not apply."

    August 27, 2007 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  8. Chris, Harrisburg, PA

    So we finally get rid of one bum... to be replaced by another like Chertoff. How ironic that he could be named the new "AG" on the anniversary of Katrina. Hmmmmm.... Just another cronie.

    August 27, 2007 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  9. mxb95

    The most disturbing aspect of Mr Gonzalez's resignation is not the fact that it was so long in coming, but that the Bush administration attributes it to a Democratic witch hunt. Perhaps Mr Bush has forgotten that Democratic and Republican legislators alike condemned Mr Gonzalez's selective memory and requested his resignation. By continuing to value the personal loyalty of his subordinates over the concerns of those in his own party, Mr Bush is further fracturing the Republican party and making the election of a Democratic president in 2008 much more likely.

    August 27, 2007 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  10. Kara, New Orleans, LA

    These resignations all feel reminiscent of rats running off a sinking ship. Regardless, this one is LONG overdue. Gonzalez's failure to explain adequately any of the firings seems to be in line with the nexus of inadequacy the Bush Admin. cites when pressed for details. Hopefully the new A.G. will keep Bush's camp from their end-run around constitutional checks and balances.

    August 27, 2007 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  11. Julius Hardee ...Port Royal.SC

    He was a Bush hatchet man.

    August 27, 2007 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  12. South Carolina

    I personally believe the U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some, uh...people out there in our nation don't have maps, and, uh, I believe that our education like such as South Africa and, uh, the Iraq everywhere like, such as and...I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., err, uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future for our...

    August 27, 2007 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  13. FP, Dallas TX

    I don't think he was forced out. He just cant stand being in a job without being allowed to torture anybody.

    August 27, 2007 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  14. James Madison Philadelphia, PA

    No political truth is certainly of greater intrinsic value, or is stamped with the authority of more enlightened patrons of liberty, than that on which the objection is founded. The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, selfappointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.

    This definition suits this administration. I am happy to know that President James Madison, who wrote this, realized what was at jeoprady and perhaps Gonzo should have studied some U.S. history.

    August 27, 2007 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  15. Dima D Portland Oregon

    Very unfortunate for this country. Bush dtated very clearly what caused Attorney General reaction. I wish Democratic Party in this country change its mind, because it reminds me various socialist parties of the Europe.

    August 27, 2007 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  16. Bill Tinker, Esq.

    Alberto Gonzales actually never stopped being Bush's lawyer! And, as an attorney, I can say he wouldn't know a Conflict of Interest if it hit him square in the face!

    August 27, 2007 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  17. James New Mexico

    One more crooked republican gone! FINALLY. Why on earth would ANYONE support this president, or the republican party I have no idea. They are all a bunch of crooks..but hey at least they didn't have sex with someone which makes them moral. Yea right!

    August 27, 2007 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  18. David Burton Steele, Mo.

    All you sheeple are doing just what your supposed to do. Wake up! Why do you suppose all the comments are from the liberals? You are clueless as to what is unfolding.

    August 27, 2007 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  19. Just like to know

    To: Posted By Amelia Everhart : August 27, 2007 12:36 pm

    Then why mention that he is Hispanic if it has nothing to do with it? You still might be somewhat judgemental (racist)....

    August 27, 2007 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  20. John, Pittsburgh, PA

    Long overdue – he should have been impeached.

    August 27, 2007 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  21. Ranae, Salt Lake City, UT

    What took him so long. Bye. The only thing that could be better, George W Bush leaving.

    August 27, 2007 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  22. Brian Boyd, Staunton, Va


    Bush and his cronies all deserve to be thrown in jail... or worse!!!

    August 27, 2007 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  23. Michael Shores Crivitz, WI

    Seems that Bert was a major obstacle to an investigation of Rove's role in the US Att. firings. Once Karl bailed [or was he pushed?], that Bert became expendable.

    August 27, 2007 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  24. Francine, Tampa FL

    "unfortunate consequence of a fine man's name 'being dragged through the mud for political reasons,' " – No a short while, he won't recall it all anyway. Should be obvious to anyone NOT to have Bush as a "friend". He certainly hasn't been one to our country.

    August 27, 2007 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  25. Bob Limbaugh Orlando Florida

    He should never have been given the job in the first place. His only qualification is "friend of Bush"1

    August 27, 2007 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
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