Salazar for Gonzales:

The fuse fell out of the left-wing efforts to explode the confirmation of White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales as attorney general of the United States when Gonzales was endorsed yesterday by Ken Salazar, the newly elected Democratic senator from Colorado who formerly served as that state’s attorney general.

Salazar introduced Gonzales at the latter’s Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday, saying, “He and I come from very similar backgrounds. We both understand the struggles of people as they try to build better lives for themselves and their families in America.” Salazar also said of the man who rose from a childhood in Humble, Tex., to graduate from Harvard Law School: “In my view, Judge Gonzales is better qualified than many recent attorneys general.”