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. Bob LaFavor, Woodinville, WA

    Extreme bi-partisan politics resulted in Mr. Gonzales' resignation. There is a reason for the Democratic Congress' approval rating of less than 20%, which is much lower than Pres. Bush's rating. The Dem's can't see the forest for the trees. This running with blinders on will be their downfall in '08.

    August 27, 2007 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  2. Michael Mc Devitt

    Ding dong the witch is dead, but she has so many ugly sisters.

    August 27, 2007 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  3. Liz, Naples, FL

    Rove. Gonzales. Looks like the rats are leaving the sinking ship.

    August 27, 2007 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  4. Lee, Syracuse, New York

    Gonzales' resignation is really a sign that his sticking around any longer would have been harmful not so much to Bush, but to Republican presidential candidates.

    Which is itself a good sign, as AG's who say it is OK to torture, and can't recall what they did or didn't do to remove prosecutors investigating malfeasance by their fellow Republicans, should have to pay a price.

    The forgotten victims of Gonzales are REPUBLICANS who were doing nothing more than their sworn duty to uphold the law.

    August 27, 2007 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  5. Steve

    It about time, I have never liked this guy!

    August 27, 2007 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  6. Steve Beckmund Carmel IN

    Bush is a lying, cheating, thieving, criminal and so is Gonzales. What is there to say beyond that?

    August 27, 2007 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  7. Lee

    I think the Dogmacrats need to get a life. Where were they when over 93 attorneys were let go by Clinton? What Law did Gonzales break? I am sick and tired of double-standards by Democrats, and long entrenched ones at that. They have grown overweight at the Public Trough.

    August 27, 2007 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  8. Benjamin, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    CNN is the most bias "news" agency in television - especially their ticker posts. They often delete republican responses yet allow the most vile anti-Bush statements to stay.

    CNN is a joke!

    President Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno fired all 90 + U.S. Attorneys in one day and the media nor Congress made a fuss. Why? The attorneys serve at the pleasure of the president.

    President Bush and Alberto Gonzales fire 8 attorneys and a witch hunt begins with the media feeding the flames - especially "news" groups like CNN.

    This is a big ugly joke!

    August 27, 2007 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  9. A Real American

    Where was all this Bush-Cheney bashing when the North and South towers of the World Trade Center were collapsing into the streets of Manhattan, New York six short years ago? You think the guys behind that over in the middle east have retired?

    Let's hope that you Bush critics will be a little more kind to Hillary Clinton when she becomes President and nine months into her administration Al Qaeda knocks down some more buildings in our country while we obsess over Michael Vick's trial and Nicole Richie's 48 minutes in jail.

    This is still a nation at war, and the next President will be a wartime president. We will see how long a new Democratic president will last before he/she is made a villan like you have done to President of the best presidents in our nation's history.

    August 27, 2007 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  10. Dennis Nishida, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Gonzales's resignation is long overdue. What was he thinking by hanging on?

    August 27, 2007 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |


    August 27, 2007 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  12. Craig, Carlsbad CA

    Well it is true that, as Bush said, "his name has been dragged thru the mud". What he didnt mention was that Gonzales put it there and finding it getting dry added some water and when it was a little too watery he got some dirt to added in to keep the consistency and then repeated the process every day for 6 months.

    August 27, 2007 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  13. Ice Man, El Toro,Ca.

    This administration is corrupt from top to bottom and they think that hiding behind a fake sense of religion gives them the right to throw out the Constitution and break all our laws. This guy needed to go months ago.

    August 27, 2007 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  14. Neal, Chicago IL

    The real tragidy is that Bush won't resign, too.

    August 27, 2007 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  15. Joe, Alfred, NY

    Two words: Good Riddance!

    August 27, 2007 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  16. Gary M. Pittsburgh, PA

    good riddens to a bum who is so untruthful (like the rest of this administration) that it undertmines the entire justice system in this couontry.

    August 27, 2007 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  17. dwight memphis tn

    who cares its not like his life is over its not like it wil be worth toilet tissue why worry about this gonzales will have a better life then me by the way i need a attorney can h represent me i actually got a case

    August 27, 2007 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  18. Bob Magnani - Evergreen, Colorado

    Good riddens to a bad choice in the first place!! Justice is the last place for a no talent hack who is more loyal to his boss than to the republic (for which he stands).

    August 27, 2007 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  19. Richar Ray, Bakersfield, CA

    It's about time. Now if we could just get Cheney & Bush to resign everything would be that much better.

    August 27, 2007 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  20. Raymond C. Pierrehumbert,Cary,NC

    It certainly has finally happened,and should have happened much sooner.

    August 27, 2007 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  21. David B, Arlington, VA

    The real culprit is Bush himself for appointing an imbecile yes man to an office meant for a leader with the brains, integrity, and strength of character to uphold the rule of law. Bush did his friend Alberto a disservice putting him in the position and for letting him dangle in the wind so long.

    August 27, 2007 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  22. Rex, Toledo, Ohio

    No real win for either party. Once the Dems took office, they should have immediately started impeachment proceedings against the current administration, then war crimes and treason trials. Too little, too late.
    I must say, it's funny to read the Cons responses, always reverting back to Clinton. I didn't like Clinton either, but he was a damn sight better than this buffoon (Bush)
    But alas, no need to get twisted, the Hillary fans are set to make her the next Pres......and that means more of the same.
    Ron Paul '08

    August 27, 2007 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  23. alex, detroit, MI

    Thank You God,, gonzales You SUCK just like your daddy, bush. i'm Mexican but i DON'T support you gonzo-Bean.... gonzo– GONE..!!!!

    August 27, 2007 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  24. Ronald Friedman Scottsdale, AZ

    The weakest, most dangerous, most corrupt of any AG in my lifetime (66 years).

    August 27, 2007 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  25. Joe M, Oak Park, IL

    Too little – too late. The damage this administration has done to America, the Constitution, the democratic process, et al, is pretty hard core. So this fool is gone, big whoop – Bush will just appoint another unqualified childhood friend-slash-campaign contributor and all will be well in the land of Republicans. I'll be happy come January 1009 when we finally see the ass end of this lousy President.

    August 27, 2007 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
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