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. Caleb Nelson, Laguna Beach, Ca

    Why was there no speculation or controversy when stuff worse than this happened in the Clinton administration! Is everyone forgetting about the past and focusing only on drive-by media coverage?

    August 27, 2007 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  2. Evan Esteves, Boca Raton, FL

    Bob Cooper,

    You are sadly mistaken...the Republican party is the only party that could be classified as racist to Hispanic people in this country.

    August 27, 2007 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  3. Hunter Chiles, Fernandina Beach, FL

    Now let me see. Every appointed member of every administration serves at the pleasure of the President, right? So the president can fire any appointee at any time without reason, right? So this adminnistration fired 8 attorneys,right? And the Clinton Administration fired ALL 93,right? So the problem here must be that it's OK to fire them all, but not all right to fire just a few of them, right? Hyopcricy in Washington is alive and well!

    August 27, 2007 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  4. john cobarruvias, houston Texas

    As a Hispanic, I am ashamed of Gonzales.

    As an American, I am ashamed.

    August 27, 2007 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  5. Ramon Gonzalez, Denver CO

    Good Riddance! He was an embarrassment to me as a Latino. Next time they pick a Latino for AG, pick one with some fire in his blood. He was a submissive and obedient good "servant".

    August 27, 2007 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  6. Todd, Chicago Illinois

    Great!!! is Bush next!!!!

    August 27, 2007 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  7. David, Salinas, CA

    Here are some clips of Attorney General Gonzalez’s testimony before Congress. I think they justify his resignation far beyond anything I could write.

    Alberto Gonzalez denies the Constitutional Right to Habeas Corpus:

    Alberto Gonzalez tangles with Arlen Spector:

    Alberto Gonzalez questioned by Adam Schiff:

    Alberto Gonzalez says he doesn’t recall 74 times in one hearing:

    August 27, 2007 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  8. Michael, Coram NY

    VOte Libertarian.
    The Republicans lie and steal. And the democrats let them.

    Where is censure? Where is impeachment?
    How is it that these people are just allowed to resign?

    August 27, 2007 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  9. Posted By Anonymous NC

    It does amaze ma that we can cast the first stone but who of us that has made any of the comments know or have information other than what has been provided to us from our wonderful press and Congress. I know we have the right to free speech but we do forget that I don't think any of can say we have never told a lie. Show me one person in Congress or anyone that can say they have never lied and that in itself would be a lie. Why can't we as a Country start looking at real problems that face us and get off out soap boxes thank God that we live in the GreatestCountry in the world. Mos people here have never left the United States and don't have a clue how good we have it. Get on with you lives and see what you can do for our Country and stop complaining about things that most of us really don't know what we are talking about. I thing God every day that I live in the United States because I have fought in war and know we do have the best and that's one reason other Countries are trying to take it away from us and it seems to be working or we would band together just like after 911 and we wouldn't have all this back stabbing.

    August 27, 2007 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  10. jms, Dyer, Tn

    I really think that he belongs in jail with Bush, Cheney and Rove.

    August 27, 2007 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  11. Jeff Nevada, Iowa

    The Republicans surely know they're on the ropes when they're jumping ship like rats. With all the people saying over the last few months that they'd never vote Republican again, no wonder the Republicans are trying to change the rules of the electoral college in California to squeeze out as many votes as they can -and steal another election.

    Maybe it's time for another "Contract for America" where Republicans can again claim how their morality is above everyone else's.

    August 27, 2007 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  12. Lewis Kiefer Allentown PA

    And happy and delighted. Mr. Gonzales has brought shame upon America. As one of the henchmen Pres. Bush has relied upon, the AG has argued against habius corpus as guaranteed in the constitution, been dismissive of the Geniva Convention, put many American servicemen at a heightened risk of abuse and tortue, and used an office meant to protect Americans and their rights to spy upon them and act politically in a non-partisian position. Today I danced in my livingroom to celebrate this dispicable man's fall from grace.

    August 27, 2007 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  13. Randy Bong Cal City, IL

    Failure after failure for this administration.Gonzales should still be investigated to show future A.D.'s this type of partisan politics will not be tolerated.The outright lying about the U.S. Attorneys is cause enough.

    August 27, 2007 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  14. Randy, Franklin, WI

    I'm guessing that of all the people who are writing in saying this is great, only 3% actually could tell you what he was accused of...ahh the liberal robots continue to march.

    August 27, 2007 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  15. James, Hilliard OH

    I like reading all of the arm chair political hack's opinions on this...

    This man is a criminal. Do some research. Follow the leads. Look at his past. Take off your partisan blinders, the ones that caused you to so ignorantly vote for this war criminal administration, and connect the dots. He was a disgrace to our country. Now, let's put our focus on impeachment.

    August 27, 2007 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  16. Danielle - Bastrop, TX

    To RJ Park, Sioux Falls, SD: What I see here is not HATE. What I see is people expressing their FRUSTRATION that they have at seeing the lying, and ineptitude of this administration, as well as seeing their constitutional rights being taken away at every turn.

    August 27, 2007 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  17. Chuck - Smyrna Ga.

    Poor Gonzales! Those mean ole dem's picking on him! Playing politic's! Something the GOP would never do. I'm sure he resigned because his feelings were hurt... not because he lied and was facing subpoena's. And Michael Vick has suddenly found Jesus... and Bush never lied or used 911 to push his chickenhawk agenda...RIGHT!!!

    August 27, 2007 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  18. Linda Morales, Phoenix, AZ

    Excellent comments by Dan of Austin, Texas. How is that this story never got reported? It perfectly makes sense.

    August 27, 2007 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  19. Richard Cook, Huntington Beach, CA

    Bush's personal lawyer never made the swithch to serving the people - and the Constitution.
    Whatever Georgie wanted - torture, rendition, wiretaps, political hatchet jobs - Georgie got, thank to his stooge at Justice.
    Let's see who's next. Another Bush insider, no doubt.

    August 27, 2007 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  20. Crane, LA, CA

    You posters have it all wrong, Gonzales was just a lapdog, he would sit when ordered to sit, jump when told to jump. He was a flake appointed for this VERY purpose. But who's pulling the strings???? The truth is somewhere out there.....

    August 27, 2007 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  21. Don Fredrick, Mount Prospect, Illinois

    I'm so glad Gonzalez is gone, and I can't wait for the Dems to take control of the White House too! Then I can rest easy, knowing that we'll stop intercepting phone calls of terrorists who are eager to nuke our cities. We can perhaps also put a stop to the profiling of illegal immigrant child molesters, so they can roam the streets without fear of arrest and deportation. (After all, who are we conservatives to question the "lifestyle choices" of those who enjoy bombing innocent Americans or raping children?)

    August 27, 2007 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  22. Bill Kilpatrick, Lakeland, Florida

    Finally, something in the Bush administration has managed to put a smile on my face. I can't remember the last time Bush did something, or allowed something, that just felt so good. I haven't been this happy since Rove got dropped, except when Rumsfeld finally stepped down.

    Rove, Rumsfeld and Gonzalez: They're like the three wise men of bad government, and the gift they're giving is their own departure.

    How nice!

    August 27, 2007 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  23. Jonna, Colorado Springs, Colorado

    It's about time. The question is...what took so long? It seems the prerequisite for "success" in the Bush administration is either incompetence (Gonzales) or unfettered hubris (Rove). This president is either asleep at the wheel or the most diabolical and corrupt politician this country has ever seen. In either case, it will take decades to undo what he has wrought upon this beloved country.

    August 27, 2007 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  24. Douglas Gray, Duluth, GA

    Gonzales has such a bad memory, it amazing he remembered that he was the Attorney General (the nations number one law enforcement officer). What a joke!

    August 27, 2007 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  25. Chon Herrera III, Denver, CO

    It's about time A. Gonzales resigned. The Bush Administration has been imploding for over a year now. Mr. Bush stated that Gonzales' departure is because his name was "drug through the mud". Well Mr. Bush, you did it to him and Gonzales also did it to himself. Good riddance!

    August 27, 2007 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
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