Who is Todd Palin really and what role would he have in the White House?

In Alaska, Gov. Palin, 44 years old, jokingly refers to the 43-year-old Mr. Palin as the “first dude.” But his role is anything but frivolous. Around the Statehouse in Juneau, some critics dub him the “shadow governor.” He is copied on some of Gov. Palin’s official correspondence, and allegedly was involved in an effort to get a state trooper fired after the trooper reportedly threatened Gov. Palin’s family.

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