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. Carolan, San Diego, CA

    Alberto Gonzales was more than an embarrassment - he was NEVER fit to be the Attorney General - the foremost legal official - of our precious nation!
    Not many were aware that his duplicity went all the way back to Texas when he created fantasies about GWB's military service - NOT! These are what put GWB into the Texas Governor's seat.
    I never thought I'd say it, but during the hearings I actually felt sorry for (Republican) Senator Arlen Specter. He appeared so gut-wrenchingly upset by the brazen balls on display that I half expected him to come across the podium and throttle this member of his own party. And, frankly, if I were Latino, I would have demanded that this lame representative of my ethnic group apologize and resign then.

    August 27, 2007 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  2. C, Sacramento, CA

    It's like a house of cards....Anyone seen or heard from Condi???....HMMMMMMMMM.

    August 27, 2007 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
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    August 27, 2007 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  4. Darrell S.

    Good men often get their good name dragged through the mud. Yet their works have been, and continue to be even after the mud-dragging, good in and of themselves. This is NOT a good man. He's not the devil, but he's not a good man either. Unfortunately, Gonzales didn't understand that justice isn't just a department in the US Federal government. And Justice has said her peace.

    August 27, 2007 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  5. FT, Mountain View CA

    My family is from the People's Republic of China. They came to this country disgusted with their government and the way that they not only practice corruption but make outrageous excuses for their actions.

    Government figures that do not show an ounce of confession or repentance despite the obvious facts in order to save "face" are the fruit of dictatorships and communism. I never thought it would be an entire ruling administration from my beloved USA.

    Shame on us as the people of this nation for allowing this to happen.

    August 27, 2007 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  6. George A Blankenship Pinson, AL 35126

    I think the people he fired served at the pleasure of the President and could be fired anytime without any reason given.

    August 27, 2007 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  7. Ned Nadkarni Salt Lake City Utah

    In all honesty I think he is an honest guy,but his advisors whosoever they were led him to his resignation due to the firing of the attorneys in other states,the truth will come out I hope, if there are any hearings on this subject.

    August 27, 2007 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  8. Mike M., Des Moines, IA

    My first comment, posted at 4:10 somehow was deleted from the many comments already made.

    My comment is this: with the 319 comments posted now, it is apparent to me that the large majority of people responding are glad to see Gonzales leaving, Bush, Cheney, and others should be impeached, and our country restored to the dignity we had before Bush took office. I agree with all of that.

    At the same time, I also feel that all of those who have lost their lives, been wounded, suffer from emotional distress, regardless of what country they are from, should be laid at the feet of the liar that started this unwarranted war. Let him and all his cronies drown in the blood and anguish of the victims.

    August 27, 2007 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  9. George Washington, Mt. Vernon, Virginia JAIL!

    The damage done to this nation by Bush and his "Gang" is nothing less than criminal TREASON!

    August 27, 2007 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  10. Ross Brook, San Francisco, Ca

    who will be next?

    August 27, 2007 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  11. randal davis portland, or

    Now,indict and incarcerate him!

    August 27, 2007 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  12. Oceanside CA citizen

    It is a crying shame that it took all of this for this man to resign.
    History has started to show him as the most unfit Attorney General this country will ever, and I mean ever, have. To occupy the position of the American citizen Chief Law Enforcement Officer, and then not BE the chief law enforcement officer for this nation. That constitute a true definition of gross negligence: the failure to do what you were elected, appointed, hired and expected to do.

    August 27, 2007 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  13. David Iglesias' Mom, Albuquerque, NM


    August 27, 2007 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  14. Caleb Nelson, Laguna Beach, Ca

    Why are we so opinionated? I mean judgmental! Has anybody looked at the actual fact that Mr. Alberto has done nothing wrong? Where is all this influence coming from? Oh yeah... The drive-by media and Democrats. Do we all forget about the Clinton administration? Oh wait... He was a Democrat so I guess he can do whatever!

    August 27, 2007 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  15. Freedom Fighter, Indianola, IA

    With all these comments coming in from all over the country and from some others as well, it is very obvious to me that we could represent a cross-section of all Americans that are saying to both the administration and Congress that we are tired of the lies, deceit, cronyism, and absolute contempt for our Constitution and we want our country back as well as our rights spelled out in the Constitution.

    These comments from all should be made mandatory reading for the whole administration and Congress.

    August 27, 2007 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  16. Bob Edwards, DC

    Poor Alberto. He thought he was doing what the boss wanted; unfortunately he doesn't lie very well. Too bad. Good bye.

    August 27, 2007 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  17. New Cumberland Pa.

    About time. I Hope our leadership realizes the flawed thinking when appointments to offices, such as Attorney General, made with only a narrow minded myopic political agenda in mind, does not serve the impartial administration of justice, and the rule of law. The Attorney needs to know that the people are his employers; not he president. Come to think it, all in Washington need to know and practice this.

    August 27, 2007 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  18. Faiza, Los Angeles, CA

    It's nice to wake up and see something good happen in the justice department. This was long overdue, he should have resigned a long time ago.

    I don't understand where Bush believes that Gonzales' name was dragged through the mud, that was his doing and his alone.

    If living the American dream, according to Gonzales reflecting on his position, is not working in the best interest of the American people, then I don't want to pursue that dream if given the opportunity.

    In hindsight, it would seem that the democrats would benefit from this but really they don't know how to capitalize on anything so it will just be what is now. The administration is falling apart but that is only indicative that they should have been able to serve a second term in the first place; we had the opportunity to change that a few years back but like Gonzales we just caved.

    August 27, 2007 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  19. Angel, McClean, VA

    Another casualty from the Democratic's hunting season. The Democratic have decided to investigate instead of the question is....who is next?

    August 27, 2007 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  20. John Grabowski, Houston Texas

    Politician is a four letter word. They are all unqualified and corrupt. All of the billions spent on political parties adds no benefit to society. Take the top 200 American owned business CEO's, put their names in a hat, pick one and let them be President for 4 years. They will not be indebted to any special interests and can make the hard decisions necessary to make America great again.

    August 27, 2007 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  21. Alice Perrin, Williston Vermont

    I am so happy that Bush brought integrity and honesty back to the White House. I hope all will remember his promise come election day.

    August 27, 2007 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  22. Belinda, Tacoma, WA

    How can he be trusted to be a senior offical if he "can't recall" anything that happened in his office?

    August 27, 2007 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  23. Greg Parker, Indiana Pa.

    No one benefitsj just as in Rumsfeld's "resignation" because the damage is already done. Gonzales was the presidents attorney and never the nations top law enforcement officer. Hopefully there is another Bob Gates available to bring integrity back into a failed administration.

    August 27, 2007 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  24. One of few Republicans left here, Chicago, IL

    I am right leaning moderate. I never thought a Republican administration can make Slick Willy look more clean and in order but it has happened. Simply amazing! I am worried that a Democrat is going to now take over the White House and win with a viable slogan "Promise we will not screw up as bad as Bush".

    August 27, 2007 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  25. Richard, Austin, Texas


    August 27, 2007 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
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