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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    August 27, 2007 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  2. Polly Ticked

    Oh Thank Heavens!

    August 27, 2007 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  3. Jersey Born, Jersey City, NJ

    Who cares? I am counting the days until Bush / Cheney are out of office. Until then, not much of this little stuff matters.

    August 27, 2007 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  4. Shrubtrimmed

    I'd have to say (after thinking about it fully), that we shouldn't celebrate all too quickly....Why wait until September 17th?

    Do the grand wizards of evil Bush/Cheney, et al have a major surprise in store for us on September 11th again?

    August 27, 2007 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  5. David Lane, Port St. Lucie, FL

    I hope the resignation of Gozales will actually have some effect on the Justice department. With the corrupt white house controlling the Justice department, and continually thumbing their noses at the legal process in the U.S. I will be very surprised if anything willchange under this Republican adminstration.

    Our country is heading dangerously close to a dictatorship where the military generals and the king (president) control all aspects of government with total disregard for the citizens of the country.

    August 27, 2007 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  6. Greg Papazian

    The problem with Bush and this administration is that Bush has surrounded himself with inept "friends" instead of competent professionals and managers. His cabinet is full of yes men that never dissent and only tell Bush what he wants to hear.

    August 27, 2007 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  7. Alan Wolfson Delray Beach Florida

    bush and his henchmen have been untouchable for years now. it is about time, these "holier than thou" sycophants are being held responsible for their actions.

    August 27, 2007 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  8. Cindy, Plymouth,Ma

    Could have been a winner, instead is just another Bush loser . He did damage to himself, the attorneys fired for political reasons, the country and to Hispanics where he could have been a role model and a rising star for them but chose instead to pander to the incompetents running our country. We are all losers by his actions.

    August 27, 2007 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  9. Alex Grant

    It's a shame that people are so, so angry.

    It's even a bigger shame that Bush just does not get it and Congress does nothing more than hold hearings and really never find any at fault time after time.

    August 27, 2007 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  10. Seattle WA

    "Heckuva job, Gonzo!" – It's incredible that he lasted as long as he did. And shocking that Bush still praises his work.

    August 27, 2007 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  11. ron bodin, erath, La.

    He is the worst attorney general in my lifetime and I lived through the Nixon nightmare.

    He reflects his boss' arrogance and disregard for the rule of law.

    Good riddance


    August 27, 2007 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  12. CM, Virginia

    Personnally, I like the man. He did a lot of great things in his tenure like arresting all of those thugs...10,000 at a time. Good luck to you Mr. Gonzales. Wish you could have hung in there.

    August 27, 2007 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  13. Bob Archer, Chico, CA

    Well, another rat deserts the sinking ship. First Rove, now Gonzo. Looks like everybody's trying to avoid a possible impeachment, even if the spineless Pelosi has taken impeachment "off the table." Will Cheney be next? Of course not; although he probably did order - I mean suggest - the resignations of Rove and Gonzales. However, in a just world they will be able to run but not hide. Let's hope investigations continue and are launched which will haul them up til their undies are in bunches. This has been a lying, wholly partisan, crude and corrupt crew who need to pay for their desecration of our rapidly crumbling democracy. They've put politics and loyalty to party and party capo way, way ahead of fealty to country and constitution.

    August 27, 2007 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  14. cgorae Kihei Hi

    I repeat whats already been said, "he's a disgrace to the principles of justice and fairness"
    How unfortunate that he also represent the Hispanic community in this country. He has disgraced them as well.

    August 27, 2007 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  15. Doug, Surfside Beach, SC

    Long overdue! He should be prosecuted for perjury ("Dubbaya" would pardon him anyway). January 2009 can't get here quick enough!

    August 27, 2007 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  16. JDBinc, Houston, Texas

    Ah, the Bush Administration makes me long for the impassioned integrity of the Nixon administration.

    August 27, 2007 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  17. Jim De. - St. Louis Park, Minnesota

    bush, The most corrupt and inept president in U.S. history, is going down with all his "advisors". He ought to be impeached and imprisoned, for his lies, corruption, divisiveness, mean spirited politicing, torture policy and for permanently screwing up the Middle East with an unwarranted war in Iraq . Gone are Rumsfeld, Meier, Rove and now Gonzales. Next should be Cheny. To cap things off, maybe laura bush will resign her position as first lady.

    August 27, 2007 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  18. Marty Garrett, Livingston, Tennessee

    Another Nixonist who helped the Repubs assure that stolen presidential election number two would stand. You people should watch some public tv. "Al's not a good man". Don't hunt with Cheney.

    August 27, 2007 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  19. Hillary Clamput - Nohope, NY

    As a democrat, he'd be a reel hero.

    August 27, 2007 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  20. Jeff Wall, NJ

    Terrorists and Democrats are happy about this!! 99.9% of these comments sound like and dailykos talking points.

    August 27, 2007 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  21. John McEuen Houston Texas

    He was the first Mexican american to serve as the head of thatoffice.
    He did a good job and was attacked continuiously by the Democracts so much show to cause the department to not be able to do it's real job properly.
    If you are a minority I hope you have paid close attention to this because that is what the Democracte think of you as well.

    August 27, 2007 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  22. Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN

    Maybe this will help stop the erosion of our rights, which have been under full-fledged assault. Happy to see him go.

    August 27, 2007 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  23. Linda Myers, Fort Worth, TX

    This saga of resignation will end and the congress will start doing people's business only when VP and the President are removed from this office. Democrat congress and senate can't do a thing unless obstructionist republicans stop defending Bush's corrupt policies. If they don't, their seats are not safe anymore. The stupid and ignorant voters who voted them year after year after watching FOX and listening Rush only are wise now. These croocks better watch. Their honeymoon is over.

    August 27, 2007 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  24. Mike, Chaska Minnesota


    The Reagan defense is tired. "I can't remember!"

    Bush, Cheney, Ashcroft and Gonzales have spit in the eye of the justice system for years. This resignation is far over due. Even Michael Vick has verbalized his accountability for his illegal actions.

    August 27, 2007 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  25. F.Gomez, San Antonio, TX

    You can't be a competent Attorney General if you are the president's lackey.

    August 27, 2007 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
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