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. Sherry McDonald, Pollock ,Ca.

    Hallelujah and good riddance. Will he be missed? In the same way you miss the pain when you stop banging your head against a wall. Did it come at the right time? Not really. He should have left long ago. Who benefits from this departure? America. All of us.

    August 27, 2007 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  2. Gone-Zo!

    I keep hearing and reading about Congress and the Liberal press... is everyone saying "now" that Congress SHOULD NOT investigate whether the Justice Department had been politicized?(by the way- -firing attorneys because they would not prosecute dems on bogus charges IS a crime) And on the myth of the'liberal'press... Didn't hear a peep about it when whitewater, monica, and a congress that spent MILLIONS trying to get clinton, while debating flag burning... (this is where the term "saturation media coverage" came from) MAN... talk about selective memories!!!

    August 27, 2007 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  3. William Zipkin, Hollywood, FL

    Good Riddance! He broke the law & brought disgrace to his office... qualifications that history will show made him fit right in w this administration. Now will somebody in the justice dept. Please stand up & indict this jerk for Perjury????

    August 27, 2007 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  4. H. Howard, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Gonzales resignation is as much a condemnation of President Bush as it is the Attorney General. Bush had more than enough reason to fire Gonzales for his lack of credibility when testifying before Congress on the political firing of prosecutors and the unbelievable accounts about the hospital harassment of John Ashcroft. Bush lacks the ability and courage to remove errant subordinates until the malfeasance becomes too pathetic for Americans to accept. The next resignation, for the sake of our country, should be George Bush.

    August 27, 2007 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  5. Jan Weidhaas, Dublin, California

    Good ridance to bad rubbish! He did not serve the country he served the President and lied and cheated. We will not miss him or this president!

    August 27, 2007 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  6. Andy, Lowell, MA

    It's about time... they're dropping like flies as the staggering scope of corruption in this administration finally bears fruit. May we never have another AG who condones hideously un-American, so vile. Good riddance, Gonzales...

    August 27, 2007 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  7. Mary Weathers, Spokane, WA

    Kudos to the Republicans on here who are willing to admit this administration is as rotten and corrupt as most of us on here have known for years. To the few who still call us "hateful", get a grip. When tens of thousands are dead for their lies, and billions of our taxpayers dollars squandered, you'd better believe we are mad as hell.

    August 27, 2007 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  8. C.LyOns, New York, NY

    Makes you wonder...if the money's drying up and everyone is cashing their chips before the investigations come; that in a last ditch effort to get back in the race MCCAIN, yes McCain of all people launches an investigation and brings to light all this dirt and gets back in the race....just a thought

    August 27, 2007 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  9. Redwood City, Ca

    A.G. Gonzales was the victim of a political Vendetta. Schumer, Leahy, Clinton, Obama and Specter should be ashamed of themselves.

    August 27, 2007 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  10. S.N Pena, San Leon, Tx

    About time!!! And he was not dragged through the mud. He dragged every precious principle that make us prouds to be Americans through the mud.

    August 27, 2007 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  11. Jon, Palo

    Just as bad as Harry Dougherty. And his boss is worse than Harding.

    August 27, 2007 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  12. Andrew, Jakarta, Indonesia

    All those screaming impeachment should be careful what they wish for. President Pelosi? I don't think so.

    August 27, 2007 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  13. joaquin el segundo, ca

    The man has NO MORAL compass. He has done far more damage than could have been imagined.

    August 27, 2007 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  14. Aberto Cruise

    This is a good day for all Americans. The worst man ever appointed to be attorney general has resigned and after Sept. 18, 2007 the USA will be much better.
    There is no way Bush could come up with someone worse.

    August 27, 2007 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  15. Bob, Dallas, Texas

    What Gonzales displayed was unwaivering loyalty to none other than the leasder of the free world – ok the President of the United States. Unfortunately he had long since reached his level of competence and proved to be just intelligent enough to be dangerous – a common syndrome of Bush appointees. True to the end he is falling on his sword – the typical reward of being a loyal Bush aide. Does anyone really think that this slightly better than mediocre performer authored all the horrors he is blamed for? He did what he was told. The focus should be on those doing the telling.

    August 27, 2007 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  16. Jim Greene, Montgomery, AL

    Finally! Now if the president will only follow-up with his resignation.

    August 27, 2007 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  17. Andrew Gonzalez, Yuma, Arizona

    It's ashame that this Hispanic has not only sold out and disrespected the judicial system for his boss but he has discredited all Hispanic Americans as well. Thank God he is gone!

    August 27, 2007 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  18. Charlie Malikian

    I was wondering if Senate Republican Leader McConnell meant "years" not months when he said the resignation resulted from "poisonous partisanship that we've sadly grown accustomed to over the past eight months." Maybe we'll see less partisan poison now that Karl Rove, the prime maker of political venom, has moved out of the White House (officially at least). Unfortunately, Alberto Gonzales' departure will not help end the lack of confidence, faith and trust Americans feel towards politicians and their appointees. That would require them to be the truthful and that has yet to be seen from any of them ...

    August 27, 2007 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  19. Bob Brooks

    Not soon enough. Good riddance!

    August 27, 2007 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  20. K. Wagner Sr, Seaford, NY

    America doesn't need any more of the Bush Administration . It is time for Cheney and Bush, not just Gonzales, to resign . We have had enough of the cover-ups,lies,election rigging and general curruption that Bush and his friends represent.

    August 27, 2007 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  21. Ian Harmer, Gardnerville, Nevada

    If it were not for his own high office and the importance of the jobs involved, Mr. Bush's repeated appointment of his "close friends" to posts they can't handle and his unswerving loyalty to them when they fail would be almost commendable. But he's the President, and we expect him to use good judgment when he chooses people who can affect 300 million lives.

    August 27, 2007 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  22. Rick, Chicago Illinois

    To Al Trickey and everybody else STUPID enough to say "Duhhh ... uh ... but Clinton did the same thing!",

    "Mr Gonzales did to a handful of prosecutors what the Clinton administration did to every one of them. At that time no Democrat said a word."

    Really? Under Clinton the attorneys were unprecedentedly fired selectively; 1) in mid-term; 2) for “job performance” reasons (even though they had favorable job reviews); and 3) with the advantage that Billy could appoint new attorneys without Senate confirmation?


    If I gave you guys half a brain, you'd have EXACTLY half a brain.

    But keep repeating it, and I'll keep slamming you for it!

    Every time.

    It'll be my pleasure!

    August 27, 2007 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  23. Paul, Washington DC

    I am not a fan of Mr Gonzalez but let us not forget that he has children that may be subjected to the comments that are posted on this site and other sites. Let's just agree that he has overstayed his welcome.

    August 27, 2007 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  24. Suzie Scott Toronto Canada


    August 27, 2007 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  25. R. Farnsworth, Franklin, TN

    Alberto was in the Air Force. Bush was in the Air Guard. I was in the Air Force. I'm so ashamed I'm going to start telling people I was in the Army.

    August 27, 2007 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
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