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Aides say despite campaign travel, Palin's still in charge

She's hitting campaign stops across the nation. She's being quizzed on national television. She's raising money and brushing up on foreign policy.

So who's running the state while Gov. Sarah Palin runs for vice president?

Palin's cabinet members insisted this week that the buck still stops with the governor. Several of them said they communicate with Palin through e-mail or through her chief of staff, who talks with the governor daily, adding that it helps this is a relatively slow time of year for state government.

Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell said he's filling in for Palin at some speaking engagements, and taking a bigger role in budget-making and setting the governor's legislative agenda.

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