The Washington Times - February 5, 2009, 08:51PM

President Barack Obama just harked back to his campaign days and said he’s been to every state except Alaska, home of his rival’s running mate.

“I’ve been to almost every state,” Obama told a crowd of Democratic operatives gathered for their party’s winter retreat in Williamsburg, Va. “I think the only one I’m missing is Alaska.”


The crowd erupted into laughter, remembering Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain’s controversial running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin, Alaska Republican. Palin used sharp words to describe Obama’s political rise, belittling his experience as a community organizer and alleging that he was “palling around with terrorists.”

No word yet on whether the new commander-in-chief plans to add the The Last Frontier to his itinerary any time soon.

“Don’t know anything about the president’s travel plans,” wrote Palin spokesman William McCallister in an email to The Washington Times. “But he and the governor had a nice talk in D.C. Saturday night. He’s obviously welcome.”