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?

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  1. Scott Bashara, Toledo, Ohio

    Another resignation of an evil administration ! Yet, we've had an evil administrations for what ? 16 years now ???? Oh yeah, Bush is the Evil one !!!!

    August 27, 2007 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  2. Gregory, Scottsdale AZ

    Finally – these thugs need to go. They have gotten away w/ too much as it is. However, before they go someone needs to step up and tell the truth!!! What/why are they doing theses things?? To whom does it benefit? Big business??? We as a country cannot ignore these indiscretions, as they will be repeated by the next administration. Then what, the answer will be? The last administration did it??? Unacceptable. I have never seen such behavior and where are the whistle blowers? Why won’t anyone tell the truth? Why can’t anyone find the truth or ask for it? And hold theses people to it? What is going on???????

    August 27, 2007 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  3. John Raggio

    He did the same thing as Congress always does. Exert every possible alternative until they ultimately do the right thing.

    August 27, 2007 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  4. Steve, Houston, TX

    The fact that this joker has been able to hold onto this job for so long is easily the 8th wonder of the world. He has presided over the worst administration of the DOJ this nation has ever known, he's a disgrace to the principles of justice and fairness. The only thing he had going for him is that he once managed to get the future president of the United States off of jury duty and drug related offences, thus sealing a friendship that would in the future come close ruining a prestigious institution of justice.

    Good riddance to Gonzalez, no tears for you anywhere.

    August 27, 2007 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  5. Tim H, Madison Wisconsin

    This is a great day for America. About time. Our country cannot function when it (justly) fears that our Justice Department is playing for one (crooked) side. Bush MUST nominate a new AG of character, and the Democrats must NOT accept anything less.

    August 27, 2007 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  6. W. Hunt

    President Bush should follow Alberto Gonzales out the door. This would possibly be the best thing to happen to this country.

    August 27, 2007 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  7. Umair, Chicago IL

    I think Alberto Gonzalez is just fed up with his position right now. He is not happy about the firing, no one is saying a correct story, and I think Gonalez just wants to end this entire dilemma. This would be the time for him to do so.

    August 27, 2007 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  8. John Spokane, WA

    It's about time.

    August 27, 2007 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  9. Coleman McDonough Chelsea, Ma

    Finally!! He should have done this a long time ago!!! It took an awfully long time for him to get our message. The American people are FED UP! Now lets get to the bottom of what was really happening in the Justice Dept.
    Another one down.....who's next??????

    August 27, 2007 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |


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  11. Korey, Austin, Texas

    Bush is only going to replace him with someone who is going to be kept on a short leash. So, we are losing a bad AG for another loyal Bushite. Tell me how that is a good thinl?

    August 27, 2007 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  12. Sharon, Los Angeles, CA

    All I can say is, what took them so long???

    August 27, 2007 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  13. Jeff, Schaumburg, IL

    It is about time. This administration is full of crooks who have no respect for the law, and I hope the nation pays attention as they are called out one by one. Sadly, I wouldn't be surprised if our "wonderful" president bestows some sort of medal or honor upon Gonzales before too long. Any such honors are cheap and hollow.

    August 27, 2007 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  14. Bryan Ríos, Lewisville TX

    It's a pity that such an upright and devoted public servant fall prey to politricks in Washington. Bert, we'll miss you. Move on and run for Prez in 2012.

    August 27, 2007 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  15. John Archuleta, Rancho Santa Margarita CA

    Just because Alberto Gonzales has stepped down, it does not mean that the culture of abuse the Bush administration has established will simply disappear. They're illusionists- "look over hear, while I take your watch."
    The next Attorney Gen. will fall in line with the Bush's bottom line- the end justifies the means. And total power is their preferred 'end'.

    August 27, 2007 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  16. Angus Whitmore, Cranfills Gap, TX

    Gonzalez was in over his head from day one. All in all, George Bush has been a great president, even though he's made some bad choices in a few of his appointments. But, he's still head and shoulders above the previous administration.

    August 27, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  17. M. Miller, Virginia

    Alberto Gonzales was and is a liar. When he can't lie, he says "I can't recall". This is NOT the kind of person we need in America in charge of the Justice Department. The fact that he is an old Bush family crony who obviously used his position to further the political agenda of a small group of power-hungry crooks is odious, but that notwithstanding, he's still a liar. Now, with the world aflame, we need more than ever real statesmen, real honest leaders, not crooks. Good Riddance!

    August 27, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  18. marissa cantrell, columbus, oh

    too little too late

    August 27, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  19. John f. Johnston Honolulu

    I had the most insightful analysis of this issue. At this point in time, however, "I just can't recall."

    August 27, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  20. R. Morales; Las Vegas, Nevada

    How utterly sad that partisan pressure has forced Alberto Gonzales to resign. I'm sure he resigned because he felt that by continuing in his post, he would drag down the President. The Bush administration did nothing wrong – all presidential administrations clean house when they arrive at the White House – they've never been subjected to this kind of scrutiny. Where is the fairness in that? As for Harry Reid's comments – how unprofessional and vicious can he get? I'm not surprised, he is an idiot, only finding fault with the Rebublican leadership, and never his own party. It takes a man of character to look at a situation with fairness and objectivity – something he knows nothing about. Shame on you Reid, Schumer, and all you other self rightous Dems.

    August 27, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  21. d. Gould Greenville, SC

    just another case of someone not being able to do their job because of being deemed guilty without any proof.

    August 27, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  22. Heather Seattle, WA

    It's about time. Hopefully Cheney is next on the chopping block.

    August 27, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  23. Marc Hudson, Florida

    What took so long!!!!

    August 27, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  24. Dan Sias, West L.A., CA

    Alberto Gonzales is a lying, incompetant criminal who used the Consitution as toilet paper. Just because this rat left the sinking ship doesn't mean he is off the hook for his actions. Now we need to prosecute him for his crimes!

    August 27, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  25. Sean Moore, Hollis, NH

    Good riddance. The Bush admin has no credibly with people like Gonzales in it - and unfortunately Gonzales' resignation is too little too late

    August 27, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
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