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. Mike, Austin, Tx

    Lets hope Dick Cheney will follow Gonzales and do some good for this country

    August 27, 2007 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  2. Paul, New Orleans, LA


    August 27, 2007 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  3. Carson, Austin Texas

    One more to fall from one of the WORST administrations in US history and hopefully the worst.

    August 27, 2007 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  4. Cecill Koupal, Los Gatos, CA

    Insidious. Pure political pungency from the Left. The Democrats loose in the eyes of rational thinking people. The others on the Left will chortle and sputter, why? Because they are built from smaller things.

    August 27, 2007 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  5. Jeff, Maricopa, AZ

    You folks who think Gonzales was actually guilty of ANYTHING, ought to quit drinking the Leftist Kool-Aid and learn to reason and discern facts on your own. Idiots.

    August 27, 2007 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  6. Jim, Orlando, Florida

    Here we go again! What about all the other stuff that is going on like the war in Iraq, the crumbling economy, etc. Democrats as well as Republicans are the same in my own eyes. We need someone who can stand for the rights of the American people and serve us right!

    August 27, 2007 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  7. william , fremont ny

    why now?
    that is the question I have.

    Too bad that he saw his job as being a loyal friend and a protector of the president instead of being the main enforcer of the laws of the country.

    August 27, 2007 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  8. Mike Kansas City MO

    The Dems seem convinced that Bush is up for a third term. Where was the outrage when Reno did the same? Didn't she fire 93? One apparently getting too close to Rostenkowski and the other getting to close to Hillary. This entire investigation is a joke.

    August 27, 2007 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  9. Maria, New York, NY

    It is just so amazing how many of Bush people are steping down. I think they are just being careful about their future after they served Bush. I mean they kind of got a bad record just because of the way Bush has been running this country.

    August 27, 2007 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  10. ge, Waupaca, WI

    go back to texas and stay there

    August 27, 2007 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  11. AG, Brooklyn, NY


    August 27, 2007 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  12. Michael, Oakland California

    I'm glad he's leaving and hope the rest of them step down also. Gonzales has nothing to worry about. Just like the rest of the Bush staff; he will have a job with Haliburton right after this administration leaves office.

    August 27, 2007 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  13. Herbert Kornfeld, Okachokemyweenee, Mississippi

    Oh will the Republican loyalists EVER get past their Janet Reno/Bill Clinton indignations as they scream for softball treatment for their "hometown team?" Be the grown-ups here or when a Democrat gets elected Prez in '08, the call for free passes will never end!

    August 27, 2007 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  14. Marlon, Baltimore, MD

    It was passed time for Gonzales to step down. Having lost credibility and the confidence of most everyone in the way he handled the illegal FBI domestic spying and the politically modivated firings of U.S. attorneys.

    August 27, 2007 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  15. Eugene Anders, Budapest Hungary

    Sad to see him go for doing what every single person has done for every President in his same position. At least it should make the socialists happy (what American Democrats would be called if they lived here in Europe). Americans are hypocrits. When John Kennedy was Attorney General Bobby Kennedy's (his own brother) puppetboy half the time on some of the most important issues facing America nobody said anything. I could go on but the double standard American seems to be alive and well.

    August 27, 2007 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  16. Susan,Santa Monica, CA.

    Thank god he finally arrived at some sense of shame and decided to get out.
    He should be jailed for what he has done to the Justice Dept. and system, not to mention what he has done to the Constitution and our standing throughout the world by allowing Bush to torture and wire tap his own citizens. But if we did manage to get him sentenced,Bush would only pardon him or commute the sentence,so I suggest we drag out the investigations until we have a new President. If Chertoff takes over, it will just another example of incompetance, and his replacement at the Dept of Homeland Security will be just another Bush buddy from Texas. There is no hope of this administration ever doing anything that is good for the country or that would save the reputation of the Republicans for future elections. They got what they deserved when they stole the election and let him take office, unfortunately it's the rest of us that have had to suffer for seven years, especially the troops that were sent to fight a useless war on the whim of an egomaniac named BushsS

    August 27, 2007 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  17. convertible bert charleston, sc

    Who's the sect. of justice?

    August 27, 2007 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  18. Mary, Lacon, Il

    Unfortunately Gonzales has more loyality to the dishonest Bush administration than the laws of our great country. The really sad part is that the office he held was to be representative of the highest moral values and honest upholding of the laws of the land. He betrayed himself and all of us because of he couldn't say no to the most destructive president the United States has ever seen.

    August 27, 2007 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  19. Lisa, Lakewood, IL.

    Now if we could only get King George and his court jester, Shooter Cheney, to resign! Oh what a glorious day it would be for America!

    August 27, 2007 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  20. Bill De Sena Cape Eliz, ME

    the "resignation" of Gonzales is a regrettable commentary on how unjust our two party system has become.

    It's this political warfare against the innocent until proven guilty, the American story of a poor boy makes good, and the few shining minority star that discourages we voters.

    I think it will hurt the Dems.

    August 27, 2007 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  21. Austin Pottorff, Winter Park, CO

    IMPEACH!!! Its not too late.

    August 27, 2007 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  22. GR Chase, Somewhere, NH

    Railroaded comes to mind!!

    August 27, 2007 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  23. Jack, Texas

    The best response Mr. Bush could come up with is Gonzales' "good name was dragged through the mud for political reasons." No mention of the fact that a major investigation has been underway and both Democrats and Republicsns have urged Gonzales to step down.

    August 27, 2007 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  24. Chris, New York, NY

    If his name has been dragged through the mud, then I feel sorry for the mud.

    August 27, 2007 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  25. Anonymous

    Now if Mr. Ted Kennedy, Mr. Reid, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Jefferson and Mrs. Pelosi would resign and move to Fort Leavenworth Kansas, then mayby the congress could get on with important business.

    Hey JP – why would Kennedy, Reid, Leahy, Jefferson, and Pelosi have to retire to Leavenworth. What have they done that was illegal? Looking into the wrongdoings of Gonzales? Sorry, last I heard they have committed no crime in their oversight of Gonzos actions. may burn your ears, but perjury is a crime, and Gonzo has very weak knees at this point. Nice to see the gop supporters would rather play a game of gotcha than have a properly functioning government. My how the standards have changed.

    August 27, 2007 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
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