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. Jarah, Boston, MA

    17 months left with King Bush II and NOW's the time to resign? Is this really going to make a difference? Please . . .

    August 27, 2007 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  2. Jason, Seattle, WA

    It is a travesty that a blatant scumbag like that is even allowed near the justice department. What did they think would happen? They must think we are so stupid.

    August 27, 2007 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  3. James Arthur, Eugene, Or

    Wow, after perusing your ticker here I see you have alot of really nasty, ill-tempered people all leaning in the same direction on this site who got a 'gotcha' today. Just more narrow minded vitriol from the left.

    August 27, 2007 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  4. marcus okc stillwater

    he was to late he need to be a man he should not be in a party bay this crap

    August 27, 2007 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  5. Pete Lipney, Salem, OR

    On the one hand, it's about time. On the other hand, we've gotten used to his screw-ups and who knows what the replacement is going to be like. When Gonzales saw the extent of the uproar that was brewing he should have just pulled the pin then. Instead, he cost his boss and the American people a lot of time and money, distracted the Justice Department from it's real duties, and wound up leaving anyway.

    August 27, 2007 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  6. Thomas Honolulu, Hawaii

    It is my opinion that the officials who have served under President George W. Bush are leaving their posts to avoid prosecution after the President leaves office. I have a strong hunch that when the newly elected President comes into office, some of these officals may not even be in America.

    August 27, 2007 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  7. Mike D, Kissimmee, Florida

    It's about time! This is not about race, it is about an administration lying as a way of conducting day to day business, believing themselves to be above the law, and totally forgetting government for the people by the people. The current administration has no creditability.

    August 27, 2007 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  8. Joseph, Armada, Michigan

    good riddance to rumsfield, rove and gonzales now re-establish our moral, and humane character by rescencing the torture orders and re-establishing the geneva conventions and the humane, moral and ethical standards in our military and government. Replace the incompetent military general staff who have slaughtered over 3700 of our young men and women and wounding thousands more with poor planning, lack of equiptment and oversight! an fire those in the justice department that violated hiring practices as admitted to by the lady granted immunity.

    August 27, 2007 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  9. Frank Hasabrain, Waverly, NY

    What a bunch of idiots out there! Only John B Public, RJ Park and jp made sensible comments about this. I guess the rest you fools want a lying two faced Hillary or that muslim guy for the next president.

    Clinton fired almost all his US Attorneys and nobody said boo about that!

    Idiots, all of you!

    August 27, 2007 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  10. Mark A. Melenders, Baltimore,MD.

    I think the point we are missing is that this is our fault as american people. We knew Bush was not the man for the job but we listened to campaign rhetoric and elected him. How many people -soldiers,katrina victims,and poor people have to suffer under his rule to realize that we have to be more dilligent when picking leaders because this affects us for years to come.

    August 27, 2007 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  11. Bill Greiner, Hewitt, NJ

    Bush cries politics yet fais to see that yes, it was politics. His politics. Remember the lies about the US Attorneys being fired for incompetence while the records showed otherwise. What's even scarier is all those dupes who back Bush and ignore the written-into-the record truth when it appears. It's not about liberals and conservatives so much as about incompetence and lies from the top down, right from the start.

    August 27, 2007 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  12. Bruce Bellerive, Watertown, CT.

    He was run out of town by Democrats who control the legislative and judicial branches of Government. The federal prossecuters were all fired when President Clinton started his administration, at least Bush gave the ones he inherited 6 years to prove they were unbiased and thy were not.There is a different standard for each party.

    August 27, 2007 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  13. Dannielle--- Burkesville, KY

    I'm thrilled and relieved that this man finally resigned, but I can't stop asking WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG? Have the majority of American people forgotten that the government works for US? It's time that the criminals in this administration are held accountable for their wrongs. Congress and the Senate owe us strong representation, and our voice is clear on this matter. He should have been forced out when his crimes were first made public. Better late than never, but not nearly good enough. Shame on us all!

    August 27, 2007 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  14. mike, philadelphia PA

    What can I say? Watch them scurry and hide. Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Rove and Gonzales. I hope that Senators Leahy and Specter do NOT give up on getting the real answers of why those federal prosecutors were fired. All of America still deserves nothing but the truth

    August 27, 2007 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  15. Ron, San Diego, CA

    Gonzalez and Bush have made the USA look like a banana republic. So much for the best constitution in the world.

    Gonzalez should have gone in disgrace.

    August 27, 2007 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  16. Rocco, Wellington, FL

    Why is it so important that one or the other party benefit from
    Gonzo's departure. Why can't the country benefit from one more lier being taken off the street. It is shameful we are so divided in this country we take sides in these issues when we know corruption is going on but if it"s the party of our choice it's OK! Wake Up America!

    August 27, 2007 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  17. Anonymous, New York, New York

    Who's next – Rice, Busy or Cheney. The whole administration is tumbling like a house of cards. The worst adminstration in history.

    August 27, 2007 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  18. John Jacob Schmitt, Appleville, Washington

    Last week Karl Rove resigned after Senate oversite committees issued subpoenas on him. This week Roberto Gonzales resigns after he realizes that he and Jason Bourne have something in common...selective amnesia. Everyone the Congress tries to question winds up resigning, so what's next?...Congress should start to question Condi! Then Cheney!! Then Bush!!! Does anyone think it is possible we could have Pelosi serve the balance of Bush/Cheney Presidency?

    August 27, 2007 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  19. Hillary Clinton, NY

    Ahhh perfect! This is progressing nicely. When I get into the oval office by the vote of you disgruntled idiots, I will make this a socialist / communist nation.

    Then you won't be able to spout off like this with free speech.

    August 27, 2007 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  20. Walton Whittaker

    Gonzales was the second of two consecutive inept and dangerous Attorneys General. He disgraced the office and the country by using it for political purposes and serving as the President's lapdog instead of being the nation's top justice official. His opinion authorizing torture and declaring the Geneva convention "quaint" will be his most memorable legal opinion.

    August 27, 2007 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  21. Smith, Washington, D.C.

    To Decider:

    How do you like them apples?

    From Your Fellow Americans

    August 27, 2007 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  22. Madeline Jackson. Silver Spring MD 20905

    The only thing more disgusting than Gonzales' conduct are the diehard far right facists who continue to defend his conduct.

    August 27, 2007 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  23. Bob Canada

    I think Republicans should start saying that this force out was racially motivated. Thats what Democrats would do.

    August 27, 2007 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  24. Robert, Anaheim, Ca

    wow........better put on the aluminum foil hat with this crowd! You have confirmed my worst fears that the average voter has less than average intelligence and even less desire to be a positive force for America.

    August 27, 2007 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  25. Dave, Austin, TX

    BFD. Like it's really going to matter.

    August 27, 2007 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
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