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. Jamie Cole, Brooklyn, NY

    I don't think Mr. Gonzales would pass a lie detector test if all he to do was say his name.

    August 27, 2007 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  2. Tim Mason, Atlanta GA

    Better late than never. But like most of Bush's appointees, Gonzales was not fit for the job in the first place. Of course, that's par for the course from a president who has made a habit of bad judgement. It's amazing how the same party that so vehemently attacked Bill Clinton for lying sends a first class liar like Gonzales to – of all places – the top law enforecement job in the nation. Yet another colossal blunder in the pathetic, embarrasement of an administration that is Bush. Gonzales resignation: good ridance to bad rubish.

    August 27, 2007 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  3. Carl, Columbia, SC

    He would have won praise and adoration from our party if he ordered the extermination of a few Christian cultists. The proof that A.G. was bad for the job? Check his resume. As a breathing and feeling lifelong Democrat, I believe his credentials are ridiculous! Who needs a law degree from Harvard or to be named Latino Attorney of the Year. We don't need brains in positions of power, we needs hearts who know to love and care. Thinking is so Capitalist and yesterday.

    August 27, 2007 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  4. Ben Hogue, Driftwood TX

    Congress should have impeached Gonzales long ago for his torture memos, illegal wiretapping, and flouting of the Geneva Conventions and other national and international law. It is amazing (and telling) that Congress' main concern was Gonzales' politicizing of federal prosecutor appointments rather than his shredding of the Constitution. There hasn't been as bad an Attorney General since the Nixon era.

    August 27, 2007 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |


    August 27, 2007 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  6. Burbank, CA

    That such an unscrupulous person could have lingered in his important position for so long after his misdeeds were exposed is a direct reflection of the sort of man he worked for.

    August 27, 2007 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  7. Alan, Atlanta, GA

    What shoe is getting ready to drop? Something big, I'd imagine. How such a dishonorable man held the highest law enforcement office of the land is really a sad, sad comment of our society today. Bush's failure to still "get it"–"dragging an honorable man's name through the mud"–is an even sadder comment on the state of our country.

    August 27, 2007 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  8. Jan Grand Rapids Michigan

    No matter, he'll always have a bed at the White House..George has made strange bedfellows during his administration, but never REALLY lets them go.....

    August 27, 2007 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    This clown should of been gone long time ago. He is a disgrace to any civilized society.

    August 27, 2007 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  10. Travis Patterson

    Your question is interesting. Which party will benefit the most? No one cares about the man. It's all about the politics. No wonder the Congress' approval rating is at an all time low.

    August 27, 2007 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  11. PDoty, Sanger, California

    He has done nothing that anyone else in his capacity has done, and yet he was villified. All of the naysayers had better realize that what goes around comes around.

    August 27, 2007 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  12. Larry Mobile Alabama

    Gonzale should have been fired long ago. He is a liaer, a political crony and incompetent. No wonder kids become criminals. They have "role models," like Gonzale and Bush to look to for guidance. Bush should resign too and save this country from his incompetence too. They are both idoits.

    August 27, 2007 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  13. Mike M., Des Moines, IA

    My greatest fear for what this administration has done to our constitutional rights and the illegal acts committed is, will we be able to rebound from all the damage done? I have grandchildren that I want to see be proud of their nation and what it stands for, not what the government represents now.

    From all I've read there seems to be a consensus that those posting are in agreement with the actions of Gonzales but it needs to be taken further. I can't agree more; however, I would also like to see every victim, every person who as lost their life in Iraq be placed at the feet of Bush, Cheney, This war is their fault, no matter how you twist the truth.

    August 27, 2007 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  14. Jonathan, New York, NY

    Wow. This is a lot of anger and hatred for people who can barely spell and seem to have little to no idea what they are talking about. If only we had an IQ test to register to vote, I'm not sure there would even be a democratic party....

    August 27, 2007 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  15. T. Antony

    I'd say it's pretty clear that Gonzales and his masters in the White House realize that he is completely guilty of all the lying and of being the White House's lap dog in violation of the constitution. He's obviously leaving before anyone charges him with a crime.

    August 27, 2007 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  16. Rowlett Texas

    No one party can benefit from willfully destroing the other by thier cheep shots.Send Ted Kennedy to jail for life where he belongs along with O.J. Simposn,and the rest of the Demacrats to Iraq.

    August 27, 2007 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  17. Robert Walsh, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    My mother always told me that if I couldn't say something nice about someone, then don't say anything at all.

    August 27, 2007 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  18. Paul Arons, Friday Harbor, WA

    Long overdue. Who is the next rat to leave this sinking ship?

    August 27, 2007 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  19. Chad Graber, Atlantic Beach Florida

    I love the fact that Bush immediately invited the embattled Gonzales down to good 'ole Crawford Tejas to join him on "vacation".

    Am I alone in my belief that Bush has taken at least half of his supreme court appointed term of presidency (The first one know...the one he didnt actually win?) on vacation?

    The average American gets 2 grudging weeks of vacation, but this presdident measures his leisure time in Months and years. How far gone is this country to have elected this imbecile twice?

    August 27, 2007 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  20. Jenn

    I just woke up from a 'comma'. What did he do AGAIN? Why is he running from trouble? Thanks!

    August 27, 2007 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  21. William Hayashi, Chicago, Illinois

    The entity that stands to benefit most from his departure is the United States of America. Under Gonzales the US has endorsed and participated in torture, spying on it's innocent citizens and the systematic destruction of the greatest living document in history, the US Constitution. Let us hope this is the harbinger of a return to the values that made this nation great.

    August 27, 2007 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  22. PS, Boston, MA

    A perfect example of how Congress is being forced to waste its time dealing with the non-stop corruption in the Bush administration. No wonder it seems like they can't get anything done.

    August 27, 2007 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  23. Bryant, Los Angeles, CA

    Time for his disbarment and imprisonment. No stone should be left unturned in prosecuting this sub-human.

    August 27, 2007 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  24. Larry, West Covina, Ca


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  25. Dan Hicks, Byron MN

    Gonzales is Hispanic? How can you tell?

    August 27, 2007 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
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