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. David

    It was obvious that Gonzales was lying about his knowledge of the firing of the judges. The entire Bush Administration has been dishonest and/or omit information in order to conceal the illegal and unethical behavior they have so boldly and arrogantly displayed. I am embarrassed for our country that these men have shamefully misrepresented the American people.

    August 27, 2007 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  2. Barbara Elwell, Kansas City MO

    The Gonzales departure was long over. It will be interesting to see who Bush will select to do his bidding now.

    August 27, 2007 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  3. James Dickason, 1302 Bois D' Arc, Weatherford, Texas, 76086

    Chalk up another one for our elected Reps. Dosen't it feel good to destroy another reputation. You people should be ashamed. Just like bunch of Wolves going in for the Kill.

    August 27, 2007 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  4. Rico, Columbus GA

    Gonzales was able to misuse the laws of our country for Bush's political gain for 6 years, and then lie to congress about it, and nothing happens to him. Maybe somebody has video of a dog fight at his house .... THEN we wil send him to prison !!

    August 27, 2007 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  5. Joe Chip, Columbia, South Carolina

    Gonzales was a disgrace to his office and should continue to be investigated by Congress. How a man can "not recall" the answers to 60-odd questions put to him by Congress defies belief. Gonzales is a lying, torture-advocating criminal at worst or an brain damaged, torture-advocating incompetent at best.

    Either way, his departure is long overdue. Now when will our War-Criminal-in-Chief finally make his exit?

    August 27, 2007 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  6. MJR

    What a disgrace this guy is, just like the rest of Bush's buddies who are running this country (and parts of the world) into the ground. I can't wait for this nightmare to finally be over in '08.

    August 27, 2007 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  7. Martin, Pepperell, MA

    I'm embarrassed for the childish, mean-spirited and immature postings of my fellow Americans. We are to be a nation of understanding and intelligence but most of these postings paint us as spoiled, rebellious, hateful brats.

    Many may think that they know the truth or at least make assumptions based on what others may report, when in reality none of us know the whole truth and should withhold judgment until all facts are available. Also we should remember that if one was to take a snapshot of our life there are many innocent things in our lives that in that snapshot of a moment would seem guilty or condemning, and we would want to be afforded grace and understanding!

    I think the wise man listens much, speaks little and judges less...this is what makes him wise!!

    August 27, 2007 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  8. Deryl Robinson, San Diego, CA

    It's completely obvious that he's the victim of political attack by those who have opposed the admin's policies. Dem's have been bent on destroying the Bush Admin since they lost the hanging chad war. This is just one more battle they won.

    August 27, 2007 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  9. Max Nielsen, Bothell, WA

    Don't let the door hit your backside on your way out, Alberto!

    August 27, 2007 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  10. Caroline Brown, Marysville, Ca.,95901

    I agree strongly with those who have posted their thoughts-Gonzales is now dust. Heart warming. Now-seriously–who are the biggest law breakers?? All those illegals know they are breaking our laws–but–why no comdenation for these crimes? Must be that this Administration is blind to all crimes.

    August 27, 2007 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  11. George, Santa Maria, California

    Gonzales represents the worst in today's political arena where the good of the political party (Republican) outweighs the good of the country, something we've seen repeatedly with this administration. Until politicians care more about this country and the Constitution they've sworn to uphold than raw politics, we will continue to be mired in corruption and faith in government will continue to decline. This is a tragedy.

    August 27, 2007 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  12. Michael, Irvine CA

    His appointment doesn't say much for the minority govenment decisions made by Bush. It is all about control. Glad to see that right has provailed. Let's stop the whittling away of the constitutional rights. And elect a representative of the people who will uphold and not erode what made this country great. I thank Gonzales for steping down.

    August 27, 2007 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  13. Anna, Woodbridge, VA

    I don't know what frightens me more – that Bush is totally out of touch with anything going on in this country and truly believes that Gonzales was innocent and was being prosecuted for being a Republican and his friend OR Bush has his thumb on every sneaky and underhanded thing they have done and is willing to discard friends like an empty juice box when it suits him.
    Either way, this administration has a list of crimes to answer to that will take years to correct. Congress needs to take a very hard line in confirming the next AG if faith in the justice system is every to be restored.

    August 27, 2007 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  14. Paul Murphy, Mt Pleasant, SC

    Petty, spiteful, lunatic politics – there are so many despicable politicians whose loyalty to our country comes in third to their party (club) and the enormous desire for privlege. Gonzales, apparently, was not well suited for this job – but neither are those politicians that only criticize (when their party isn't in the majority) and are held accountable for nothing. Gonzales did not deserve this treatment. So many fools – mainly inside the Beltway.

    August 27, 2007 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  15. Johnny K. Duluth, MN

    To put my feelings into words that Gonzales could understand...'I don't recall'
    One less 'crusader' to worry about. Although, it makes you wonder why all of Bush's companions are dropping like flies suddenly.

    August 27, 2007 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  16. Jim Beam

    Finally the arrogant "yes men" of the regime are beginning to crumble under the weight of truth. One only wonders why it took so long, and it could even be that party afilliation doesn't mater anymore. But these guys have gotta' go!

    August 27, 2007 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  17. jim

    What difference does it make that one greaseball is gone? The lame-ass texas moron is still in charge!!!

    August 27, 2007 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  18. Anthony W. Holmes, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Most of the people reading talking points about the President, or the Vice President, or the Attorney General would not be able to list a single thing he has done illegally or immorally. Not one thing. They would simply reiterate things they think are illegal or immoral from far-left websites that substitute vitriol for facts. I am sorry to see the Attorney General go. Personally, I would rather the country be strong and on task than muddled in this sort of partisan gamesmanship. His resignation serves only politics, not the nation.

    August 27, 2007 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  19. George, Coronado, Calif

    Nominate Karl Rove, then do the customary background investigation and see what pops up....

    August 27, 2007 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  20. Chris - Rockville, Md

    He was brought down by his and the president's lies. It should have happened a long time ago!

    August 27, 2007 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  21. Michael Mc Devitt Phila Pa

    Cowards at CNN!
    Thanks for censoring me.
    No foul language, only truth.
    Believe me people they are censoring.

    August 27, 2007 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  22. Sue Morgan

    TOO MUCH, TOO LITTLE, AND WAY TOO LATE!Nobody profits from this disgraceful conduct. We all have lost. We will be years recovering our pride and finding our way out of the morass Bush has dumped us in. Our only hope is that people have enough brain power to get rid of whats left of the Republican party during the next election. Democrats have problems but unfortunately they are about all we have.

    August 27, 2007 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  23. AMorales

    Gonzalez was Bush's hachetman. He did what he was told to do (by Bush) and he knew that he was expendable. All he did was make his job as creditable as possible, but I'm sure a lot of people saw through this. I am ashamed of him.

    August 27, 2007 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  24. Stacy,Port Saint Lucie, Florida

    Another puppet bites the dust for the administrations agenda.

    August 27, 2007 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  25. I Lalonde ferndale, wa,

    Good Riddance!!! The nut behind the wheel needs to do the honorable thing and join him too.............

    August 27, 2007 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
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