What Do You Think?

March 25, 2007

Editor's note: Each week, The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on its Web site, Readers also may submit comments about the poll question when voting. Each Sunday, a sampling of edited reader comments will run in The Herald-Mail.

Last week's poll question was: Embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who allegedly fired eight federal prosecutors for political reasons, will be fired by week's end; will resign by week's end; will remain but apologize; or will remain, it's politics?

"He'll be out at the end of the '08 elections anyway and he's barely had the job long enough to warm his office chair. Why would he quit just because people are not happy with how he conducts business? He has nothing to gain by resigning. He's not a politician in the literal sense of the term, so it's not like he cares what the general public thinks. He's got a cupcake of a job for the next year."


"He did nothing that the previous administrations did not do. The difference was the timing. The appearance of malice of forethought. Unfortunately this administration has a damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead mentality."

"More cheap shots by the Democrats!! Something that the liberal media will never tell you is that when President Clinton took office, he fired all 93 U.S. attorneys, all of them at the same time. U.S. attorneys are political appointees who usually get their jobs by being recommended by the U.S. senators from their states, who mostly are members of the president's party. They serve at the pleasure of the president, and can be dismissed at any time for any reason. Politics as usual!"

"Bush continues to act like he's above the law and his ties to Gonzales are strong. ... I don't think Gonzales will be around much longer as he's not getting any backing from any Republican leaders much less Democrats. When Fox News and the Republican senators don't back one of their own, it's because there's something dirty going on."

"The Democrats are delivering on their promises. They promised to go back to their style of leadership - subpoenas, interrogations, investigations, accusations and gridlock. Meanwhile nothing gets done for we, the people. ... This is all about bashing the Republicans isn't it? The economy, unemployment and the voluntary military serving couldn't be better."

"I bet you blind-Bush lovers didn't have a problem with 'subpoenas, interrogations, investigations, accusations, gridlock' and impeaching Clinton for far less offenses than what this administration has done. Can you say hypocrisy?"

"I am curious - why do liberals think the ones of us who work hard should support people who are lazy and do not work? Why do you have the right to take money I work hard for about 60 hours a week and just give it away to other people? How come we do not have a right to keep our hard earned dollars? Just curious."

"Clinton's policy of doing nothing got Americans and our allies killed. His lack of action during his two terms as president caused terrorism to escalate and dozens of bombings occurred without any retributive justice. The list of American deaths and our allies deaths because of terrorist attacks here and on foreign territory during Clinton's term as president is hardly harming no one ... they died."

"I certainly do not condone Clinton (or any of our elected officials) lying under oath. However, if the Democrats were able to play as dirty as the Republicans and get the top members of this administration under oath you can bet the impeachment proceedings would begin yesterday. And the hearings wouldn't be concerning extramarital affairs but instead crimes and misdemeanors that have had devastating and long-term consequences to the American people."

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