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. Chubb Newport News VA

    This is a case similar to that of Vick but, worse. Many dogs were harmed by Vick, sadly to say. Yet, far more lives have been lost to the current administration since 9/11. Vick lied to the NFL, (Who should have had some idea as to what he was doing. Where is the intel for the NFL?) and Gonzales lied to Congress, more than once. I am not defending Vick, what he did was absolutely wrong. I feel that Vick case been in the media far to much and the Gonzales story along with current Taliban surges on US bases in Afghanistan are not being reported enough. Just doesn't add up.

    August 27, 2007 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  2. Paul McCartney

    If this would stop Congress "investigating" and get them back on track "doing", then, sad though it is, Gonzales' resignation would make a difference. I suspect that Congress members will continue their posturing and continue to impede real change and justice in America

    August 27, 2007 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  3. Brenda, Raleigh N.C.

    I hear about him being called a Crook and Liar.

    Please... will one of you hate-mongers tell us about the Clinton Administration's scandals?

    Sandy Berger? Where were you when he was stealing from the archives evidence of the Clinton's incompetence?

    Clinton was the only president ever impeached on grounds of personal malfeasance
    – Most number of convictions and guilty pleas by friends and associates*

    – Most number of cabinet officials to come under criminal investigation

    – Most number of witnesses to flee country or refuse to testify

    – Most number of witnesses to die suddenly

    – First president sued for sexual harassment.

    – First president accused of rape.

    – First first lady to come under criminal investigation

    – Largest criminal plea agreement in an illegal campaign contribution case

    – First president to establish a legal defense fund.

    – First president to be held in contempt of court

    – Greatest amount of illegal campaign contributions

    – Greatest amount of illegal campaign contributions from abroad

    – First president disbarred from the US Supreme Court and a state court

    I just have to laugh!

    August 27, 2007 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  4. Paul B. Gallagher

    Good bleeping riddance to bad bleeping rubbish.

    This guy has shown a complete disdain for the law, the Constitution, and the freedoms that made this country great. And the irony is that he's proud of his "accomplishments."

    Must be one of those people who want to prove "government is a failure so we should do away with it." The right answer was to do away with him and get someone with a speck of integrity.

    No, wait, Bush will nominate his successor. Guess we'll have to wait til January 2009 for some class at Justice.

    August 27, 2007 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  5. A Jones, Honolulu, HI

    Adios Alberto! Good riddance!

    August 27, 2007 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  6. Alex Cacioppo, Wooster OH

    And then there was Cheney.

    August 27, 2007 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |

    Goodbye to more Bush bad rubbish!

    August 27, 2007 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  8. steve,phoenix az

    good ridance and a good day for the Constitution.

    August 27, 2007 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  9. John Sununu, soon-to-be-ousted Senator, Portland, Maine

    Heck of a job, Gonzo! Now just accept your "Medal of Freedom" and take the walk of shame.

    August 27, 2007 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  10. Joe Cole Millburn, NJ

    Another casualty of the liberal press, the mindless and baseless attacks have forced another American to step away from public service. The American Liberal Press is to blame for the downfall of a solid citizen of the USA. Those who oppose the exiting Sect. of Justice are mere cowards.

    August 27, 2007 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  11. Raymond Ybarra, Brea, California

    As a Hispanic, it was disappointing to see Alberto Gonzales appointed as a buffer between the President and the opposition. We need to show all Hispanics that with Education and hard work we can achieve what Alberto Gonzales did. However, it seems that (as in Mexico) our Hispanic Leaders sell out to a less than honorable legacy.

    August 27, 2007 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  12. Greg Columbia MO

    Let's just hope he remembers he resigned from the Attorney General's post tomorrow.

    August 27, 2007 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  13. Dale, Palm Desert, CA

    So now he wants to devote time to his family. For what, to spy on them too? This spineless jellyfish is a disgrace to our Justice system and was an insult to the intelligence of our Congressmen trying to question him.

    August 27, 2007 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  14. Karen, West Chester, PA

    Finally! What a shame to have such a disgraceful figure with such power. Gonzalez is the ultimate in political appointment horror.

    August 27, 2007 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  15. dugan, ocala, florida

    I'm delighted that one more political hack from the Bush administration has been embarrased enough to leave. Too bad Dick Cheney is immune to embarrasement.That would leave no one in this administration who can spell or speak coherently.

    August 27, 2007 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  16. L. Klinemann, Redondo Beach CA

    They should drag him trough real mud (Guantaanamo Bay style). Good riddance, hope the door hits you on the way out Fredo.

    August 27, 2007 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  17. Jan, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

    Maybe that will take the government to start impeachment proceedings on President George W. Bush and his VP. They are a both shame to our country. This is not the country that we all envisioned as a great country to live in anymore.

    August 27, 2007 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  18. Michael Phila Pa

    I am thrilled to see this slimy little pest resign. He brought us torture and spying on the American people. He never read a bit of the Constitution that he agreed to follow athough swearing to uphold it.
    My only hope now is that Congress continues to investigate this weasel for all his lying and he gets thrown in jail where he belongs.

    August 27, 2007 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  19. Greg Columbia MO

    Let's just hope he remembers he resigned as the Attorney General tomorrow...

    August 27, 2007 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  20. Jeff Wall, NJ

    Is this a CNN message board or All you people sound like left wing nut jobs. You make it sound like this administration pulls citizens out of their homes, tortures and kills them,(oh yeah that was the other guy we removed) yet all they're trying to do is protect this country from an enemy who is attacking our way of life. Not one of you have been impacted by any of the new laws put in to protect against terrorism. You're all hysterical, anti-Republican partisans.

    August 27, 2007 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  21. carlos e espana Elmhurst, NY

    Gonzalez resignation was late and overdue. This gentleman is a digrace for our country. The U.S. has lost its credibility and leadership in the world in this inept anc corrupt administration. AG Gonzalez is a " verguenza " for the Hispanic community. After 8 years of living in fear, it's to regain our sanity and live without the only things this administration will be remembered: lies, ineptitute, corrupcion, Katrina, Abu-Grabi, Guantano bay, spying on Americans and so on.

    Carlos E Espana
    Elmurst, NY

    August 27, 2007 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  22. Redwood City, Ca.

    A.G. Gonzales was the victim of a political vendetta. I think Schumer, Leahy, Clinton and Obama among others should be ashamed of their part in it.

    August 27, 2007 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  23. Joe Corrao Brooklyn, NY

    High Time for High Crime...
    he sais; "It is through their continued work that our country and our communities remain safe, that the rights and civil liberties of our citizens are protected, and the hopes and dreams of all of our children are secured."...that is laughable...

    August 27, 2007 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  24. G.

    Gonzales was incompetent and he politicized our top federal Law enforcement branch at the behest of Karl Rove.

    What a low point in American history.

    Karl Rove needs to be held accountable for all the damage he has done. Why does Rove get to just walk away?

    Rove is behind so much of the dishonesty and illegal activity that have occured under this administration. Everyone knows that.

    Rove and Bush put loyalty and politics above integrity and competence.

    August 27, 2007 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  25. David W., Honolulu

    What we really need is for Bush and Cheney to resign; they're far worse than Gonzales was. The process of electing presidents, with little opportunity to oust them when they thoroughly bungle things, is way past the need for overhaul. It's hard to fathom that we STILL have 17 more months of Bush/Cheney to put up with.

    August 27, 2007 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
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