A short time ago I watched the marching band from Brattleboro, Vermont file past the president. It was about as close as any Vermonters have been to a president in quite some time. You see, Vermont was the only state in the Union that former President Bush did not visit during his eight years in office. Eight years, and not so much as a cup of coffee. I guess maybe the overwhelming margins of defeat Vermonters lobbed at Bush might have had something to do with that.
But isn’t it time for a presidential visit to Vermont? I challenge the new president to go north as soon as he can. We will start an official count for days not traveled to Vermont.
It now stands at one.