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. USMC Washington DC

    If this president had a D next to his name and did the same things he's doing now you'd all be praising him. Cant wait to see the hypocrisy when Hillary wins and does the same exact things like wire tapping, coerced interrogation etc. because its the right and common sense way to deal with terrorism.

    August 27, 2007 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  2. Hassan, Houston, TX

    Now only if we elect Ron Paul to overturn PATRIOT Act, new FISA acts, and all acts that fringe on personal liberty and privacy.

    August 27, 2007 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  3. Adam Quintanilla, So. El Monte, CA

    Here's to Gonzalez being tried (along with all members of the Bush administration) as a war criminal!

    August 27, 2007 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  4. Chuck from Tampa, Fl.

    The entire Gonzales episode is a political sham perpetrated by the democrats and their TV and Press buddies. Clinton fires over 100 and not a peep from the press. Bush fires eight enept political hacks and the press has a field day. A very sad day in American history as another hard working American Patriot gets the political shaft by left-wing cowards.

    August 27, 2007 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  5. Marlons Brando

    The Cable King of Pittsburgh "Nails It" as usual.

    Keep up the good work – I know who you are!

    August 27, 2007 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |


    August 27, 2007 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  7. Matt, Columbus Ohio

    More than anything people's reactions to Gonzales and Bushs' entire administration show how little we, the American people are actually concerned with politics beyond news clips and soundbytes. Of the 176 comments only a few seem to posses some train of intelligent thought, be it either for or against Gonzales. I used to think the general public was smart politically... thank God our founding fathers established the Electoral College and pushed for the national government to be a repubilc.

    August 27, 2007 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  8. lordvoldemort, commonwealth of pennsylvania

    Alberto should've pulled a Tony Snow and said something like "Dude, I'm not making enough money for all the grief I have to deal with." that would've been classic.

    Although poor ol' Al didn't seemed to have messed up several times, I still feel bad for him. He seemed like a genuinely nice guy. Maybe it's always the quiet ones that fool you. And his loyalty to the president, I give him points for that. Loyalty is a positive trait in my eyes. Yea, yea, the nazis were loyal to Hitler. But let's be real, Gonzalez wasn't a nazi, and Bush isn't Hitler. But if you truly think so, I feel sorry for you.

    August 27, 2007 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  9. Todd Moore Winfield Kansas

    What party will benefit? The country will benefit! This man should never have been in this position in the first place. He could not separate his previous job as counsel to the President to being Attorney General for the country. He should have resigned months ago for making his office a political one.

    August 27, 2007 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  10. tony, west palm beach florida

    I am so pleased to read all the comments on this topic. It just goes to show that the American People are right on track with whats going on and are not lead astray by King Bush and his illegal, unpatriotic, unconstitutional, immoral, disgracful ways!

    August 27, 2007 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  11. Art Hill, Jackson, California

    The Democrats systematically destroyed Alberto Gonzales and forced him to resign. Why? The Democrats are anti-Hispanic EXCEPT when they can create the illusion that they are pro- Hispanic (which is, indeed, an illusion). It is obvious that the Democrats are only interested in Latinos (and Blacks) when they can con them out of their block vote. To the mean-spirited Democrats, Gonzales was a threat to the Democratic party because he was rightfully ejecting many of the scumbag left-wing, anti-Constitution"yes men" judicial lieutenants. Also, the Democrats hate it when the Republicans upstage them by putting minorities in office because it makes their own anti-minority Presidents look so pro-white becauce they have put so few minorities in office. Gonzales is a man of integrity who cares about our nation–which was the final straw on the camel's back that made it absolutely necessary for the merciless Demoncrats to destroy him and his character. The Democrats will pay off anyone or destroy anyone as long as they can muster enough of the vote and win the election. If all this is news to you then you have been asleep at the commode while our
    nation is going down the sewer.

    August 27, 2007 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  12. Cliff

    Personally, I like the man. The arrest of all of those thugs in practically one sweep was a great accomplishment. What was it, 10,000? I'm impressed. And I'm sad to see Mr. Gonzales go. Good luck to you Mr. Gonzales. You have a supporter in me.

    August 27, 2007 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  13. Michael Smith

    It is somewhat hypocritical for President Bush to say Gonzales was drug through the mud by partisanship when it was partisanship behind the firings of U.S. Attorneys in the middle of a term.

    President Bush keeps choosing loyalty over competence, and our country keeps paying and paying for his egotistical mistakes. Gonzales is just another one.

    August 27, 2007 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  14. Laura Cannataro Schaumburg IL

    Well, that's one less hypocrite. Let's move on, shall we?

    August 27, 2007 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  15. Jeffrey Kress Old Bridge,NJ

    The EVIL EMPIRE is finally collapsing under the weight of it's own manure.The only one's that don't seem to know it are Bush,Cheney and the remaining lunatic fringe that are still "Republican Challenged".The smart Republicans have shut their yaps and have put as much distance as they possibly can from "the good ship 'Georgie BOY'" as fast as they can.At least they know the Titanic when they see it!Goodbye Gonzales,Snow,Rove,Rumsfeld,Ashcroft,Tennet,Brown,Powell and all the other rats and the used and abused henchman of this disgusting chapter in our history!Those that are still "Republican challenged" will soon find the word "conservative" a synonym for "criminal"!

    August 27, 2007 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  16. IF, Evergreen Colorado

    Since I tried to post this over an hour ago, let me try this again:

    Not that I will miss Gonzales, but I can't help but feel he got caught in the crosshairs of Bush's dictatorial power grab. With all these high level resignations, I hope this shows that the Bush administration is a collapsing house of cards, and justice, liberties, and the voice of the people will be restored. Wishful thinking.

    Bush will continue to abuse executive privilege to hide his culpability while the Republicans posturing for 2008 will point at the vicious Democrats who have caused Bush's carte blanc powers to stumble. Ignoring that Democrats cannot pass anything but Bush’s will, watered down legislation, or suffer a veto, we will be inundated with rhetoric that congress has been a failure and how Democrats changed their commitment to war as it became apparent that the war was based on layers of lies.

    August 27, 2007 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  17. jim scahill blue springs mo.

    About time that criminal left!

    August 27, 2007 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  18. Sandra, Atlanta, Georgia

    I am a RN working w/ maimed soldiers from Iraq. I just heard Ari Fleisher's reaction to Gonzales's resignation, and I have just one response to his spineless evaluation: it's our sons and daughters' lives and limbs that have kept you and your two kids safe and alive during Gonzales's term, NOT HIS ANENCEPHALIC STANCE! - and I wonder whether politics does seep into the blood of some (not all!) who serve in D.C. (including A. Fleischer) as an antigen to common sense???

    August 27, 2007 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  19. Ed,Ellenville,New York

    We liberal left now have sole possesion of the moral high ground,so now it is you right-wingers that hold the title lunatic fringe.Your pathetically dim-witted thoughts are worthless in an arena of ideas.You're obsolete,you're Betamax.

    August 27, 2007 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  20. Hillary Clinton, Washington, DC

    He was the Best Dammed Attorney General ever!!!

    August 27, 2007 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  21. Winifred Higgins,Calimesa, California

    Resignation is several years overdue as I have seen nothing from the office of Attorney General that truly was non partisan on issues the office should have been involved in. Don't think the resignation will particularly benefit either party as such but hopefully the country as a whole will be the winner.

    August 27, 2007 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  22. Jeff Adkins, Torrance, CA

    His resignation is long overdue. In fact, the resignations of the entire administration/ regime he represented are long overdue. He and they (Bush, Cheney, Rumsfield, Rice, Wolfowitz, Rove, Bolton, Miers, et al cronies) were, are, and never will be TRUE representatives of the citizens of these United (not divided) States of America. He and they only represent themselves and the fascist elite they serve. History will show that their lies, deceit, propaganda, ineptitude and illegal actions in both domistic and international affairs have caused unequivocal harm/ danger to Americans citizens...and have caused the United States to loose its moral and respectable standing in world affairs. May they all rot in the hell they created...degraded natural environment, Katrina (New Orleans), U.S. infrastucture and social systems, Iraq and future conflicts resulting from Iraq. Please GOD save us from the imbeciles, restore your order, and let TRUE FREEDOM and TRUE DEMOCRACY reign. WAKE UP...Impeach Bush and Cheney NOW !

    August 27, 2007 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  23. Mae Peterborough Ont.

    I, too, am from Ont. Can. , but Not so full of hatred for Republicans. That's what this is all about. When Bush became President in 2000, all Democrats ( and Liberals in Canada) spewed venom toward all Republicans. It's unfortunate that our children and granchildren are being exposed to such namecalling and pure hatred of basically good people .

    August 27, 2007 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  24. Mike Smith, New Orleans, LA

    It is hypocritical for President Bush to say Gonzales was drug through the mud of partisanship when it was partisanship that ruined the careers of U.S. Attorneys by Gonzales.

    A paranoid and egotistical President has always chosen loyalty and family history over competence, and American taxpayers keep paying the price for this failed administration.

    The rats are jumping ship. I wouldn't be surprised if Laura didn't take the dog and leave.

    August 27, 2007 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  25. Michael Mc Devitt Phila Pa

    The latest rat leaving the rat infested bush administration.
    I would not call it a ship because that would give it something worthy of inspiration, but it shall be remembered for what it is. A lying, crooked, and murdering cabal.
    Gonzo was small in stature but big on biting off pieces of the Constitution.

    August 27, 2007 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
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