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. Andre Butters Bethesda, MD

    I wish more attention would be put on issues like this. More news about the leaders of our country needs to be reported. And less about Dogs and DUI's.

    August 27, 2007 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  2. Menlo Park, California

    sorry Gonzales resigned. he is a bright, educated and experienced person who's reputation was wrongfully smeared by a group of political bullies.

    August 27, 2007 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  3. Bobby Lentz, McKinney Texas

    I would have never given in to the Leftists. The President is right...a good man has had his name drug through the mud for no other reason than to make political points. Much the same has happened to the President himself. Let them have their never ending hearings and all the rest that they do. They will pay at the ballot box. People are remembering what they (Dems) are and why they were voted from power in the first place.

    August 27, 2007 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  4. James V, Chardon, OH

    Shameful that the first Latino cabinet member was so unqualified.

    August 27, 2007 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  5. Ray Pierce Phoenix, Arizona

    Sad, Should not have happened. Has done nothing wrong. A pure ploitical push to get him out, simply because of the hate for Bush. Its getting to be more of a dammed if you do and dammed if you don't process within our congress.
    The real losers are the people whose minds are clouded to the point that they can't think straight because of hate. Very sad indeed.

    August 27, 2007 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  6. Tom Brouchard


    August 27, 2007 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  7. Ellis D. Trails

    I still hope he gets in some sort of trouble for this, so Bush can excuse him from it... a la Scooter Libby. Whatever. And I don't want to hear him talk about being Latino. He's about as Latino as Condi Rice is black. Neither of them seem aware of the hypocrisy involved in embracing the very people and ideas that strive to keep their respective ethnicities in the rank and file of lower class America.

    August 27, 2007 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  8. T. Jeong,L.A.,Ca.

    It*s about time!! Next Cheney then Bush!!! T. Jeong,L.A.,Ca.Aug.27th,2K7,1:15p.m.

    August 27, 2007 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  9. Elizabeth Renant, Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Three months late, and how typical of the Bush administration to use the word "integrity" about someone who a month ago transparently perjured himself under oath. Gonzales was incompetent at best and criminal at worst, nothing more than a waterboy for George Bush. That the handwritten notes and sworn testimony of the Director of the FBI on the Ashcroft hospital visit affair make it clear that Gonzales lied under oath means nothing to Gonzales, nothing to George Bush, and certainly nothing to Dick Cheney and Karl Rove, who have been lying for so long they probably don't recognize the truth anymore, anyway.
    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

    August 27, 2007 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  10. Jose Amado, Miami Fl

    AG "Gonzo" Gonzalez did not bring credit to himself or the Justice Dept.
    His alligiance to George Bush above all
    was damaging to the country.

    August 27, 2007 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  11. N. D. Fay, Yulee, FL

    What does it matter? Will it affect ordinary people? I don't think so. Now, if only every member of the Congress and Senate would resign.....

    August 27, 2007 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  12. Tony, franklin square,ny

    why dont they just write their own constitution , this is a dictatorship

    August 27, 2007 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  13. Chriccha Wir, Tempe, AZ

    That Bush praised his old friend as "a man of integrity, decency and principle", after all that have happened, speaks something about Bush's own "integrety, decency and principle"... and I would not buy a used car from any of them.

    August 27, 2007 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  14. Amitabh Shah, San Jose CA

    I think he resigned because of the nature of information that will come out from the Congress subpoena of the White House documents. He will be seen to be involved in the misdeeds around attorney's firings, as well as the domestic surveillance program. Of course, he will be granted a pardon by Bush later on, but right now this is the way to distance him from the WH.

    August 27, 2007 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  15. Duane Allen Omaha, NE

    Bush, Cheney, Rove, Rumsfeld, Gonzales, Brown and their ilk, and all Republicans who support, vote or defend these dirt balls are everyone a part of the Neocon web of lies, sleaze, deceit, incompetence, corruption, abuse of power, self-rightousness and moral/ethical turpitude that grows as a cancer on this State and the Constitution upon which it was founded. They have wreaked so much damage on our country it is immeasurable and incomprehensible... you talk about obstructing the way of anything that is good and right for America... Bush/Cheney are the poster boys of evil. How satisfying it would be to tar and feather everyone of them. Strap a Bible on `em and send them to hell.

    August 27, 2007 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  16. eric, new york, ny

    good riddance. he was a transparently dishonest shameless sycophant who consistently chose to pursue a course in deriliction of his sworn duties in favour of staunch, stubbourn protection of a criminal, deluded, unqualified, incompetent and increasingly dangerous president.

    we're talking about a man who referred to the geneva conventions as "quaint" and who, at the order of his master, visited the hospital bedside of john ashcroft in order to pressure him to approve an illegal domestic surveillance program - a program so blatantly illegal that even a closet fascist as john ashcroft refused to sign on to.

    heckuva job, gonzo.

    August 27, 2007 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  17. William G., New Orleans, LA

    Alberto Gonzales put party politics above principle. The Constitution of the United States, which he had sworn to defend was just a means to further his party's politcal agenda. He is the worst example of a traitor to this country and should be punished accordingly.

    August 27, 2007 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  18. Barton Bollfrass Austin, Texas

    Every American benefits from truth in the legal system, not just one single party. We are Americans and we should be standing up for truth in the Judicial system or else we have nothing.

    August 27, 2007 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  19. Tired of this *%#!

    The real shock and awe of the past seven years has been the unyielding support this administration, this Attorney General, and this "War on Terror" still manages to receive given EVERYTHING we know about them. Even in this string of comments regarding the resignation of one of the most corrupt Attorney Generals in history, you still find suppory. What do you people need in order to wake up and see what's really going on? What exactly are you supporting at this point? Lies, deception, and the gradual chipping away of our Constitution? These are not opinions. These are facts. Plain and simple. How can you still support that?

    August 27, 2007 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  20. Glen, Toronto, Canada

    To all those supporting this witch hunt, when the Republicans retake Congress and go after a President from the Democratic party and his staff please don't bleat about it all being unfair. What comes around goes around.

    August 27, 2007 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  21. Tina E, Philadelphia, PA

    I can't believe that he actually managed to hold onto his position for this long.
    I also can't believe that Bush is so incredibly arrogant that he's praising the man!
    The Bush administration has irretrievably tarnished the reputation of American Government. It's shameful.

    August 27, 2007 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  22. Michael J. Wheeler

    The man was incompetent and had a problem telling the truth. He is symbolic of this administration and both he and the administration will go down in history as failures.

    August 27, 2007 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  23. Gregg, Denver Co

    What took him so long? I'm sure bush will replace him with another incompatant fool. And I seriously doubt that anyone in the bush admin will read any of these posted comments. They don't care, they think they are all above the law.

    August 27, 2007 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  24. Linda Bostick, Dawsonville, GA

    Gonzales' resignation was long overdue. We need an Attorney General who represents our laws rather than one who represents someone's politics.

    August 27, 2007 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  25. Jim, New York, NY

    Another poster child for the incompetence and particanship of the Bush administration abandons ship. John Kerry had it right in 2004 when he said, "These guys are the most crooked, lying group of people I've ever seen."

    August 27, 2007 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
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