Sounds of 2008: Bush Visit
(Host) We're reviewing the news of the past year by listening to the "Sounds of 2008'' a moment or two at a time.
A sound that we didn't hear was President Bush's voice. Vermont is still the only state in the union the president hasn't visited while he's been in office.
But in June, we did hear from First Lady Laura Bush, who hiked in Vermont's only national park and paid tribute to one of the original environmentalists.
(Bush) "Long before conservation became a popular term Frederick Billings and his family were putting it into practice on this land. Today the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National is the oldest sustainably managed forest in the United States."
(Host) And later in the year, Senator Patrick Leahy had this to say right after the election about inviting the next president to Vermont.
(Leahy) "Oh, yes, I will. Yes I will. I will, I will, I will, I will and I already have."
Click on the links below to listen to the original stories.
AP Photo: Toby Talbot