Here's what Biden said to the Alaska National Guard troops there:
Hey, those of you from Alaska, your helicopter unit today gave me a copy of your patch -- Northern Exposure. (Laughter.) You’ve all seen it, haven’t you? I just -- where the hell were you when I was debating Sarah Palin? (Laughter.)
I could have used this patch. When she said, "Can I call you Joe?" I’d say, "Sure, if you wear your patch." (Laughter.)
By the way, she’s quite a lady -- and I mean that sincerely.