The brothers from the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado are the newest members of the state's congressional delegation. Ken Salazar is a senator and John represents the Third Congressional District. Both are Democrats.
Ken Salazar says it was exciting to be a part of -- in his words --"a celebration of our democracy." He says it's good Americans to be reminded every four years that they are a self-governing people who pick their leaders.
John Salazar says Bush's focus on freedom and liberty in his inaugural speech meshes with Western ideals.
Ken Salazar plans to attend balls tonight being held for lawmakers interested in agriculture and environmental issues.