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. Chris, Kingston, NY

    Thrilled and disgusted all at once, line em up! Who's next? ...Georgie then has the audacity to "scold us" for being mean to his boy. If people weren't dying as a result of George's arrogant stupidity this might be humorous; but it is beyond immoral. This is one small victory in a world of poo!

    August 27, 2007 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  2. Nancy Mexico City

    It just hit me after reading on of the comments that Mr. Obama would make a splendid AG.

    August 27, 2007 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    Good riddance to Gonzales. Bush should hav hired someone who wasn't Mexican.

    August 27, 2007 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  4. Robin Caldwell, Gaithersburg, MD

    Hello? CNN? Are you kidding us with this question? All the President's men, going down one by one. Does this ring a bell at all? Let me help you out here – remember Watergate? Where the heck are Woodward and Bernstein anyway.

    August 27, 2007 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  5. Cara, Virginia

    TO THE CANADIAN READER who is using this as a guage of what is "in the hearts of the American people"...please don't. There is a silent majority with some sense that sits back while these members of the Kumbaya Liberal Party rant and whine. Actually that is wrong. We don't sit back. We take care of the work of the nation while they complain and throw up road blocks.

    August 27, 2007 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  6. Bill Perney, Grandview, MO

    Good riddance to Gonzales...

    Unfortunately, it looks like hello to "Skeletor" Chertoff!

    August 27, 2007 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  7. David Jackel, Boston, MA

    Good riddance. The man is a shameless liar. His resignation brings us one step closer towards redeeming the integrity of our government.

    August 27, 2007 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  8. Trudie Seakern

    Good riddance! Way overdue. Now, if only his boss will resign!

    August 27, 2007 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  9. Paul Richmond, VA

    Easy way out when you've been involved in the scandals and illegalities of this admin from the get go. Sad he isn't in jail with the rest of the liars and thieves. Oh wait...none of them are. I guess he did his job.

    August 27, 2007 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  10. Truth Inc

    Talk about racism. Another man of color who was ultimatley given the job of whipping boy for the media and the world when Bush does something dumb, which is not a rare occasion. First Colon Powell then Gonzales. Condellezza is next.

    August 27, 2007 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  11. Joseph, Manteca Ca

    Gonzales is another scapegoat of President Bush and Chaney just like the others were, I still believe that congress should look into impeachment of George W Bush and Chaney for getting us into Iraq in the first place......

    August 27, 2007 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  12. c. kennedy, florida

    Step one is now out of the way.

    On to the bar complaints in Texas and D.C. He is ethically unfit to serve anywhere as an attorney. He has repeatedly violated his oath as an attorney and his oath of office as counsel to the President and as Attorney General. Clear violations of law, perjury in congressional testimony....... someone please file the bar complaints

    August 27, 2007 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  13. Shawn, Atlanta, GA

    The thing that makes Gonzales AND this administration so terrible is that not only do they lie, but they do it with impunity and give smug smiles when they're caught because in their minds they are above the laws of the country.

    August 27, 2007 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  14. Tom Jencsik, Pont Pleasant NJ

    Of Course someone will always fall on the sword for a president they are loyal too. unfortunately, our politcal system is so broke , that we always need to blame and accuse for ills that are so deeply embedded to a system of Corruption. Facists I dont think so. We have tolerated this kind of status Quo for too long to just zero in on administrations (albeit Democrat and Republican) that the shooting gallery lines up to condemm , but offers no tangible solutions to change.

    August 27, 2007 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  15. George BushDork

    Good! Any normal president would have pressured for his resignation, but this idiot put his own corupt crony in this position and wanted to keep him there.... dispite the fact that he LIED to congress (I thought 'contempt of congress' was a charge one could be jailed for.. I guess not..)

    August 27, 2007 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  16. Pete, Denver, CO

    Cheney will be smarter than his compadres. He'll stop his pacemaker when it is time to face up to his shame, and then make us pay Halliburton to put on his state funeral.

    August 27, 2007 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  17. Karl Rove, Somewhere in Texas

    Adios weasel boy

    August 27, 2007 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  18. Mike Smith, New Orleans, Louisiana

    Competence has never been a trademark of Bush appointees.

    Loyalty and connections to the Bush family is the number one criteria.

    This is just another family friend on a long list who couldn't do the job.

    Partisanship didn't bring down Gonzales. Partisanship appointed him.

    August 27, 2007 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  19. Chilean-Latin

    That's what you get when you don't pick the EUROPEAN LOOKING LATINS-THE HIGH SOCIAL CLASS ONES. This guy is a freakin-CHOLLO!

    Bush new what he was doing when he 'hired' this GUY.

    August 27, 2007 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  20. amy, spencer IN

    Good riddance to bad rubbish! From what I saw, Gonzales didn't do much except what his boss told him to do, regardless of the ethics or constitutionality behind it – perhaps appropriate for a sales clerk, not so much for the Attorney General of the United States. Gonzales just didn't display any leadership skills. Its pretty embarrassing to identify as a Republican these days....

    August 27, 2007 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  21. Fred Flores Los Angeles, CA

    A little bit too late. He should have been fired and prosecuted to the full extent of the law, Oh! wait he is with bushie, he won't be prosecuted. Now as a hispaninc, I am embarrased by Gonzalez, with all the superb choices of hispanics, bushie had to choose him.
    Even when he was wahtever he was in Texas, he was an embarrasment to the hispanics.

    August 27, 2007 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  22. M A Raymond, Los Angeles, CA

    King Bush is right – it is unfair that Gonzales' name was dragged through the mud. It would more fair if his own person experienced the same torture techniques that he so strongly advocated. Waterboarding, stripped naked and threatened with vicious dogs is much more fair.

    August 27, 2007 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  23. David Both, Raleigh NC

    It is about time this bozo quit. Looks like all the rats are jumping ship. Too bad congress didn't have the cojones to impeach the bum. Now perhaps they can turn to impeaching Bush and Cheney and really get rid of the traitors once and for all.
    Support the Constitution! Impeach Bush and Cheney!

    August 27, 2007 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  24. Scott, New Haven CT

    Why do I have the sneaking suspicion that all thses resignations are happening now so that if the *#@& hits the fan, Bush will still be in office to pardon them?

    August 27, 2007 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
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