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. Lew Baltimore, Md

    Typical Democrat focus: on legitmate firings – not money in a freezer!! Could they please try to muster up a little righteous indignation over a crook in their midst? It would be refreshing, but alas, their glance is only to the right – NEVER to the left!

    August 27, 2007 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  2. Eduardo

    As the adage goes "Class isn't learned, you are born with it"!

    August 27, 2007 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  3. G. Smith - Panama City, Florida

    Gonzalez is a creature of George Bush and his actions are a reflection of the Bush Administration's disregard for the Separation of Powers, the Geneva Convention and the rule of law.

    His resignation should not deter the inquest into his role in the illegal warrantless wiretapping of US citizens, the sponsoring of torture, and the many other high crimes and misdemeanors of George Bush and Dick Cheney. Nothing less than impeachment of the key players in these crimes against America will suffice.

    August 27, 2007 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    Now that the Witch Hunt is over will the Democrats get down to the business of the People, or are we to endure more months of a do nothing Congress?
    What a shame!

    Rosie Poree-Hogin
    Kihei Hi 96753

    August 27, 2007 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  5. Tina, Superior Wi

    A couple things I've noticed from reading all these, most of them idiotic posts.

    First!!! The unwritten rule in any administration is that if you don't step down from an administrative post prior to Labor Day, then you are expected to stay until the end of the President's term. Why are those on the left so... brainless?

    The ones attacking Mr. Gonzales have not given any legal evidence as to what he did that was illegal. Come on think for a change!

    Why are they ignoring Reno/Clinton firing 93 judges?

    The left has a lot of anger and no significant basis for anything they’ve said. This might be why child abuse and domestic battery are six times that of a conservative household.

    Bush won in 2000 and 2004, it’s time to get over it

    Do you really want to talk about corrupt administrations?

    Clinton Pardons 33 Criminals, Including 3 for Lying Under Oath

    Haig Ardash Arakelian, California, 1975, possession of marijuana.

    Estel Edmond Ashworth, Texas, 1974, mail theft by a postal employee.

    Vincent Anthony Burgio, California, 1972, possession of counterfeit government documents.

    Thomas Earl Burton, Virginia, 1982, attempted possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

    Jesse Cuevas, Nebraska, 1984, unauthorized possession of food stamps.

    Harry Erla Fox, Army court-martial at Fort Devens, Mass., 1961, being absent without leave.

    James William Gardner, Wyoming, 1983, conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

    Alejandro Cruz Guedca, Army court-martial, location unavailable, 1949, theft of government property.

    Sebraien Michael Haygood, New York, importing cocaine.

    Warren Curtis Hultgren Jr., Texas, 1982, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.

    Sharon Sue Johnson, Arkansas, 1986, bank embezzlement.

    Ronald Ray Kelly, Marine Corps court-martial, location unavailable, 1969, unlawful absences and escape.

    Francis Dale Knippling, South Dakota, 1985, conversion of mortgaged property.

    Michael Ray Krukar, Alaska, 1988, distribution of marijuana.

    Michael Francis Larkin, Massachusetts, 1984, making false statements to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    Leslie Jan McCall, Oklahoma, 1988, using telephone in cocaine distribution.

    Bobby Joe Miller, Texas, 1982, failing to report or concealing a felony.

    William Edward Payne, Oregon, 1965, attempted gambling tax evasion.

    Robert Earl Radke, California, 1981, attempted income tax evasion.

    David Walter Ratliff, Oklahoma, 1981, making false statements to the Federal Government.

    Billy Wayne Reynolds, Texas, 1981, mail fraud.

    Benito Maldonado Sanchez Jr., Texas, 1960, possession of marijuana.

    Vicki Lynn Seals, Texas, 1984, making a false statement to a federally insured bank while a bank employee.

    Lewis Craig Seymour, Oklahoma, 1979, distribution of PCP.

    Irving A. Smith, Maryland, 1957, conspiracy to fix prices.

    Darrin Paul Sobin, California, 1987, conspiracy to produce marijuana.

    Monty Mac Stewart, Oklahoma, 1983, fraud conspiracy, mail fraud, aiding and abetting a false income tax return.

    John Timothy Thompson, Oklahoma, 1986, using telephone in cocaine distribution.

    Paul Loy Tobin, Alabama, 1968, interstate transport of a stolen car.

    Gerald William Wachter, Pennsylvania, 1974, conspiracy to move stolen goods.

    Marian Lane Wolf, Texas, 1988, failing to report or concealing a felony.

    Samuel Harrell Woodward, Air Force court-martial, location unavailable,
    1952, being absent without leave.

    Don't you just love the insane logic coming from the uneducated left? They make me so happy when they show there true colors.

    It's no wonder women seeking a better life and stability seek conservative men. Not too mention, they bath more often then liberals too.

    Have a nice night.

    August 27, 2007 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |


    August 27, 2007 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  7. Lew Standish Canandaigua, N.Y.

    It would not have mattered to me whether Mr. Gonzales had or had not resigned. This entire administration is terribly corrupt. I'm am truly convinced that Satan now has complete control of our president.

    August 27, 2007 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |


    August 27, 2007 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  9. Matt, San Jose, CA

    Gonzo was just a flunky in the Bush Crime Family. Am I sad to see him go? No, not at all, he's done some rotten things. However his depature would sound better to me if the rest of the goons on top were to resign too.

    August 27, 2007 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  10. Donald warkey

    It's about time

    August 27, 2007 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  11. ed mcmullin, sna jose

    a liar, a criminal in every sense of the word.

    August 27, 2007 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  12. Christa, San Jose, CA

    Talk about having one's name dragged through the mud, what about the state AGs who were let go because of "performance" issues. We have both Gonzales and Tony Snow on video saying this in the early days of this scandal.
    I have no sympathy for Gonzales or the White House on this issue.

    August 27, 2007 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  13. Douglas Tinney, Fremont, CA

    It is about time.
    Mr. Gonzales was not serving the interest of the American people. He was serving the interest of the inner circle of the Bush White House Republicans.
    This is one step in the process of the American people tacking back the Constitution.

    August 27, 2007 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  14. Justice isblind Dade city, fl.

    It's interesting to see this has been announced now. Is this some type of appeasement to the Dems because of the Iraq progress report will be so bad?

    I hope the rest of the house has the courage to keep moving and bring impeachment procedures on Bush and Chaney.

    August 27, 2007 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  15. Eileen McCarty Phoenix, AZ

    I think Roberto Gonzales was inept. Plain and simple.

    August 27, 2007 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  16. Jaye, Williamburg, VA

    Looks like Bush is scraping the bottom of the barrel looking for a replacement for Gonzales.

    August 27, 2007 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  17. H. A. Brown, Palos Verdes Penin. CA

    Alberto Gonzales resignation is just another example of the hatred Democrats show daily towards Republicans and any one in power save other Democrats. This hatchet job is a classic Democratic operation. The hypocritical Democratic machine is in overdrive - as usual.

    August 27, 2007 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  18. me

    It's about time!


    August 27, 2007 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  19. David Czerny

    Wowwwww! I would rather be wiretapped by a worried Republican in the Bush Administration than murdered before being allowed to testify in the Clinton Administration. I hope if Hiliary is elected that the least of my worries is a wiretap and that she does not pick up any of her husbands prior habits.

    August 27, 2007 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  20. R. Folk, Nashville, TN

    Mr. Gonzales insured that he ruined his chances to go down in history as a positive role model by participating in the US equivalent of a political dictatorship. With the debate raging over immigrants that are Hispanic, HOW could he so BLOW an opportunity to remind the US that we are a nation of immigrants with strong common beliefs?!?

    Anyone who rejects the high road to become a political enabler for a man – Bush in this case – who thinks global politics are the Wild West Revived and treats the Constitution as an Inconvenient Truth is a Coward of the brown nosing variety.

    Watch OUT – the Yankee born Texan is really a weapons mobster selling on an international level.

    August 27, 2007 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  21. Anonymous

    Its about time!!!

    August 27, 2007 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  22. Brad, Stockton, CA


    August 27, 2007 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  23. Eric, McKinney Texas

    It hurts both parties. The Dems do not have a wicked step child to beat up on. The Republicans lose a little distration and a good attorney. people often forget that politics are all about who you know people are hired and fired because of who is in power. As of lately our congress is less about working to better our nation and more about grand standing and trying to make others look bad. This being both Dems and Rpubs.

    August 27, 2007 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  24. Mark Seattle WA

    Thank God
    3 down
    2 to go

    August 27, 2007 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  25. Musa, Placentia, CA

    Another defeat for the right-wing neo-conservatives in USA. Another defeat for intolerance, arrogance, incompetence and lies (the trademarks of this administration).

    August 27, 2007 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
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