We're rounding up the reaction to the Gonzales resignation from key figures. Some of the highlights:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV): "Alberto Gonzales was never the right man for this job. He lacked independence, he lacked judgment, and he lacked the spine to say no to Karl Rove."
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX): "This will not bring peace. This will bring more chaos."
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): âThe resignation of Attorney General Gonzales is long overdue. The rampant politicization of federal law enforcement that occurred under his tenure seriously eroded public confidence in our justice system."
John Edwards: "Better late than never."
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA): "I spoke with the White House this morning, and suggested a couple of nominees who I believe would easily gain confirmation."*
And my favorite, from Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL): "Alberto Gonzales is the first Attorney General who thought the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth were three different things."
More reactions here.
*Just guessing, but one of Feinstein's suggestions had to be former DAG Jim Comey, a non-starter for Bush.