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. A. Valdez

    Ultimately the result of all this will become a new life time movie roll for Edward James Olmos to play. The reality is that if your boss instructs you to do something unethical and you do it you should evaluate your own ethics.

    August 27, 2007 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  2. Chery Eurey

    He was never qualified for the job in the beginning that is why he had such a difficult time in doing it. It is hard to work for a liar in any environnment. Even when you are the boss.

    August 27, 2007 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  3. JGH-Seattle

    It kind of seems funny the GOP whinning
    The AG was a REAL crook! The GOP did there dirty deeds to the DEMs with no real proof( thats witchhunting) in the 90's Remember THAT!

    August 27, 2007 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  4. Mohammad Azad

    This whole administration has done the most disservice and brought disrepute to this great nation. It is important that Congress performs its function and bring these people to account. These crimes against our nation must not go unpunished.

    August 27, 2007 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  5. Bob, Boston, MA

    I cannot believe he stayed as long as he did. I believe as many do he has committed war crimes. I believe what ever the cause of the firings he lied about them or his memory of them under oath. I think that the Bush White House is so inept that we have become numb to how bad they really are. Had they not had Terrorism to wrap their agenda, thier bumbling and thier hateful policies under I think that there would be a more accross the board call for all of the hacks to resign.

    August 27, 2007 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    I am so glad he is gone....lying under oath and Attorney General do not go together.


    August 27, 2007 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  7. joemoore jackson wyoming

    He was a trajedy for the constitution and rule of law. No respect for basic rights. The ends justified the means for him.

    August 27, 2007 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  8. Michael Mc Devitt Phila Pa

    He was as indispensible to George W. Bush as Michael Vick's dog handlers were to him.
    We the pit bulls celebrate.

    August 27, 2007 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  9. Michael Koy, New Brunswick, NJ

    Good riddance to a man who placed politics above the Constitution. Now, we just need to get the two other culprits to resign: Bush and Cheney.

    August 27, 2007 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  10. AG, Union City, CA

    Gonzales whole career has been as a "yes man" flunky of the Bush family. They promoted him as their shining example of how minority friendly they are but not once has Gonzales ever held an opinion other than what the GW or daddy Bush has told him to do or say.

    This alone is enough to indict him and makes him yet another incompetent flunky of the president that should never have reached the post of the Attorney General.

    August 27, 2007 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  11. Olaf, Minneapolis, MN

    As tne country's Attorney General, his loyalty, responsibility and duty was to the Consitutition of the United States, NOT to the Bush Administration. His oath instructed him to protect the Consitution and the American People, not one president and his devastating policies. Here's hoping Congress and the next AG realize where their loyalties need to truly lie.

    August 27, 2007 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  12. S. Gilchrest, Tulsa, OK

    Patriots can rejoice at the resignation of this traitor. He has betrayed the Constitution and his fellow Americans. His masters in the White House, if they had any decency, would follow suite immediately and vacate the office of Washington which they have for too long sullied.

    August 27, 2007 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  13. Frank, Boca, FL

    This is by far the most corrupt and incompetent administration in the History of the United States. It’s really ironic that these Bushites call themselves “Patriots” and deem anyone disagreeing with their moronic policies “Un-American”. However, in the 6 years that he has been President, George Bush has significantly weakened our country both politically and morally. We have diverted from our basic principles and got involved in nation building. This administration has trampled on the basic rights of its own citizens, while claiming to provide and promote democracies in the Middle East and elsewhere. By the way 2 of our so called allies, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are as undemocratic as they come.
    I hope and pray that we could have a speedy recovery after Bush’s term is over from 8 years of mayhem and chaos.

    August 27, 2007 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  14. Dan Jardine, DeForest, WI

    "John B Public" of Detroit, Michigan stated the following: "Can someone explain to me what he did wrong?
    He fired some "at will" employees that needed to be fired…....I don't get it."

    Solution: Read a newspaper.

    August 27, 2007 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  15. Brian Reedy Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

    It's a start, but 2009 couldn't come too quickly for me. Maybe one day I'll be able to return to my country and feel proud and happy to be home when the plane touches down...

    Ron Paul 2008 for real change!

    August 27, 2007 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  16. Maggy Bel Air, MD

    We should call this adminstration the House of Cards. Not too many cards left in the deck. They were never playing a full deck anywhere.

    Everyone has been getting out of Dodge for months. Who is next? How about you, Bush? How about everyone throwing in thier chips? What a mess you all have made of the US.

    August 27, 2007 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  17. Pat Williams

    Good riddence. Gonzales was known to have been involved with the memo that justified torture prior to being nominated for the post of attorney general. That should have disqualified him right then and there. All of the political machinations have been one-sided, the Republican side. This man is a criminal who should be prosecuted for violations of the Hatch Act and quite possibly other crimes. He is a disgrace to his nation. And so are his bosses, Cheney and Bush.

    August 27, 2007 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  18. Mark Sheldon, Chicago, IL

    How much more damage can he do before Sep 17? That's the question.

    August 27, 2007 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  19. C.LyOns, New York, NY

    Now that this administration is almost over we, the people, should be engaging in a fight to save the middle class....we need to save the teachers, artist, activist and free-thinkers of this country so that mistakes like this administration won't happen again through intellectual dialouge and the pursuit of a affordable education.

    August 27, 2007 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  20. Sareena Jones

    Thank God for little mercies!! Now when will GW see the truth especially for the unjust war he and cheney have waged? What about Laura and Lynn? How can they go to bed each night with the blood of thousands on the hands of the person next to them? Can they even claim to be mothers or daughters, in view of all those other mothers and daughter s who have suffered at the hands of GW and Dick? Where art thy souls, all of you? Let's say a prayer for them lest their souls should be doomed forever.

    August 27, 2007 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  21. Tom, Philadelphia, PA

    Good riddance to another Bush-cronie criminal. He should be on his way to the pen rather than to lucrative private practice.

    August 27, 2007 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  22. Toney

    Why they always pick the WORST MINORITIES, AND NEVER THE GOOD ONES?


    August 27, 2007 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  23. A. Beda, Moreno Valley, CA.

    Someone said it best "it's like rats abandoning a sinking ship." I think it's a good thing for the American people. How about Cheney?

    August 27, 2007 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  24. Tony Lopez, charlottesville virginia

    Gonzales as well as Rove should now face a lifetime ban from boxing, baseball, football, basketball and government.

    August 27, 2007 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  25. JR

    What a shock! The Clinton News Network is full of left-wing loons toughting the usual tripe but without any facts. Don't get me wrong; I don't think Gonzalez was anyone to get excited about as AG, but I admire his willingness to leave his position to stop the groans from the left side of Congress directed at his boss. All steak, typical.

    August 27, 2007 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
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