Despite Alberto Gonzales’ role in the attempted justification of torture by this Administration, Republicans still voted for him in a straight party-line vote after his confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

You know, I used to be Republican. I’ve found I can’t call myself that anymore without being ashamed when loyalty to the party means condoning torture. How are the Republicans — the party of “patriotism” — becoming so unpatriotic as to tacitly accept an un-American value as torture in the name of retaining power in Washington?