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. Leo, Waco, TX

    Good ridance...he's shown himself to be an enemy of the Constitution, having fought to make the Executive Branch non-accountable to the other two branches of government. I surely won't miss him.

    August 27, 2007 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  2. Eric Anderson, Salt Lake City, Utah

    The shameless amount of time it took for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign represents the continued bellicose manner in which the Bush white house refuses to consider any political or popular consensus. President Bush continues to chase a narrow and zealous agenda that is not in-line with the opinion of greater America. At what point do we say enough is enough?

    August 27, 2007 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  3. Lange Winckler, Tampa, Florida

    The Bush White House by now has an unbroken track record – EVERY Administration official who comes under fire and gets staunch promises of support and tenure from the President soon leaves. In Atty. Gen. Gonzales' case, it just meant waiting until Mr. Bush was back in Crawford, practicing his guitar – a little longer than many of the others whose time had quickly come and gone. How appropriate that it is so close to the second anniversary of the Administration's painfully public incompetence in the face of Hurrican Katrina – and, apparently, the President's guitar-picking is no better for two years' worth of practice.

    What is more important is the revelation delivered by President's Bush's bitter response to the Gonzales resignation. Bush blamed the problems on everyone else – yet again.

    The most terrifying truth is that by now the world sees Bush for what he is – a self-absorbed, incompetent, manipulative liar incapable of taking responsibility for the consequences of his actions. That is essentially the same definition of a "sociopath."

    August 27, 2007 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  4. Wayne Tribble, Columbia, MD

    The layers of protection around Bush are thinning fast....

    August 27, 2007 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  5. Ms. G. Severt, Claremont, CA

    What took him so long? This man is a disgrace, and it had gotten to the point that even Ashcroft, the "cover the bare "AG, was looking more agreeable than this crook. And now we may get ANOTHER "loyal Bushie" to take his place in the form of Chertoff?! Madness, sheer madness is running this country. All of this cannot end soon enough.

    August 27, 2007 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  6. Preston,Houston,TX

    Perhaps this will be good news for our Border Patrol heroes, Ramos, Campean, and Hernandez that were wrongfully imprisoned for just doing their job. It's my hope Gonzales' replacement is better at protecting our own laws and citizens rather than the thousands whom enter the U.S. illegally each day. FREE THE AGENTS!

    August 27, 2007 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  7. A Former Republican, Anywhere, AZ, USA

    If you are still a 16%'er (a Bush/Cheney supporter)...Please do America (and the world), a favor on the first Tuesday in November 2008...

    Simply stay home.

    August 27, 2007 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  8. Pat, Evansville, IN

    Let's just hope that George and Dick can take a hint and start packing their bags....

    August 27, 2007 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  9. Just a guy, Detroit Michigan

    You people are stupid "Get rid of Cheney and Bush", do you really think Hillary would allow another woman to become president before her? (Not like she's going to win anyway but still).

    Go Fred Thompson…..

    August 27, 2007 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  10. Joe, Bangor Maine

    I saw two comments in a stream of very descriptive displeasure with Attorney General, the two comments; one spoke of Lawyers being fired and were at will employment. The other comment stated how much hate he saw with all the comments?

    I understand that there is a divide with politics, the more you try to convince the other that your opinions are more founded then theirs. You create problems.

    All I can say to the two comments (this is not attack to either of you, if you do read this)
    I have asked this many times from others and I will ask the same from you: Please answer my questions below.

    People are very angry that political firings can occur when it involves our Justice system that is suppose to remain impartial. The reason is, it is a slippery slope when we start looking to control the voting process by trumping up charges on the political opponent.

    Is it okay to fire lawyers and or Justice Department personnel for not influencing politics?

    If that would be okay, why would it not be okay to use the Justice System to attack other political opponents?

    Then would it be okay to use the Justice system to go after slander of a president, I.E. written material that speaks ill of him?
    This is for the other comment I saw about all the hate he/she on the comments.

    Do people have a right to their emotions?

    They are stating their opinions as I am sure you do, is that wrong?

    Are they incorrect about the facts?

    I understand that some people are very, very angry. Yet that is just their emotion, not their reasoning, does this devalue their opinion none the less?

    Politics be it red or blue always have flaws, they all play games, they all lie to some degree, they sell to the highest bidder (insurance, automakers, oil, pharmaceuticals, etc) Government needs an overhaul more then we think.

    Thank You for your time

    August 27, 2007 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  11. George Broze, Houston, TX

    I think Alberto Gonzales is a good man whose judgment and principles were overruled by his loyalty to George Bush.

    August 27, 2007 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  12. mwb970, Columbus, Ohio

    It will be nice if we can get a new attorney general who is not an actual criminal. Talk about setting the bar low!

    August 27, 2007 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  13. Andy, Austin TX

    I think the American people are the ones that are going to benefit from this resignation.

    August 27, 2007 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  14. Fernando Ferrer, Evanston Illinois

    Wow, thank you for this opportunity. The Bush administration has actually left me speechless. These guys have taken over all apsects of the government and the constitution. Too much power in the Executive Branch? Yes, I think so. There is no way Gonzales is going to cooperate in on-going investigations either. This guy is a Bushie. I can't wait for them all to leave.

    August 27, 2007 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  15. roger, Crawford, TX

    This is a great thing, now Bush will get whatever wire tapping he wants, with Chertoff as chief at the Supreme Court. Another one of the many lies and manipulation that America was based on..... man my kids have alot to look forward to in this world...

    August 27, 2007 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  16. Greg, Marietta GA

    It's amazing how staunch Republicans will stand behind a lying and cheating member of the administration and defend them to the hilt. And then expect the rest of us to actually believe them when they say that these people did nothing wrong. Glad to see that IQ still isn't a prerequisite when it comes to politics.

    August 27, 2007 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  17. Tony M. Denver, CO

    Good riddance GONE-zales
    Bush though you did a great job, but he said the same thing about Michael Brown (excuse me, make that "Brownie")
    when New Orleans was under water. I'm sure Bush, or his boss Cheney, will find someone just as corrupt. A rotten apple never falls too far from the tree.

    August 27, 2007 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    Bush says that Gonzo's name was dragged through the mud by his political opponents? No, Mr. President, Gonzo and his name jumped into the mud, head first, then froliked in it, when he lied to Congress, politicized his department, tried to subvert Aschcroft in the hospital, etc. etc. etc. Gonzo's political opponents did none of those things. He did them all himself. Why will no one in this administration accept any blame when its so very, very clear that they acted improperly? Instead they have to spin it as if they were treated unfairly. That's ridiculous.

    August 27, 2007 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
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  20. Dennis Lincoln, California

    Good ridence. Maybe we will have an Attorney General of the United States of America that will work for the people and not at the beck and call of the President. Perhaps the first bit of business for the new Attorney General whomever he or she might be, a full pardon for the two Border Patrol Agents now in Federal prison.

    August 27, 2007 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  21. Bob, Vienna VA

    To answer the person's rhetorical question...why does the Michael Vick story lead the headlines?...because we're all numb to Washingon politics-as-usual. They don't have the courage to fix the country's tough problems (e.g. healthcare, energy prices, global warming, immigration reform), so they spend their time defacing each other. Nothing new, so it's not news.

    August 27, 2007 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  22. Mark Heinrich, Ames Iowa

    Maybe Bush should nominate a 25 year old kid fresh out of Liberty University. Some of them have a great deal of experience ignoring the law and wasting billions of taxpayer dollars from the early days of Iraq reconstruction. Loyalty and load professions of faith should more than compensate for a lack in moral compass or competence.

    August 27, 2007 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  23. Jake V.

    It's ok for dems to oust a minority that doesn't fit their idea of what a minority should be like. I think the racist dems should step down.

    August 27, 2007 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  24. Adam Horsham, PA

    As an Republican for many years and now an Independent, I do not find this to be a win for any actual political party. This resignation serves as a reminder to all U.S. citizens and not their party affiliation, that this country is about the people and for the people! For comments noting this is a Democratic agenda and the Dem's saying the same about Republicans being evil, does nothing to show that both parties have problems and one day perhaps this nation will rise above their allegiance with party affiliation and see that the interest of the people should come 1st and not be a political motivated agenda for ones personal gains. Oh, but that would mean we live in a Democracy for this to happen! Each party has it's negatives, but as a country we should strive for justice and not political motivated schemes and finger pointing.

    August 27, 2007 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  25. Chris Mendes

    Good riddance, du vent!

    August 27, 2007 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
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