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  • n. The political philosophy associated with U.S. public figure Sarah Palin.
  • n. A statement or turn of phrase made by U.S. public figure Sarah Palin that is unintentionally comical due to malapropisms, dubious coherency, etc.


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  • Why do you imagine that "Palinism" - even if it were about style and sentiment - could not win?

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

  • Roger Cohen dissects a phenomenon that he calls "Palinism" -- the idea that is "exceptional" (a word Sarah Palin has often used in her speeches), which really means that the U.S.

    An Alaskan Abroad

  • "Palinism" - the serial voicing of sweeping declarations that are either insulting, or untrue

    The Two Malcontents

  • Listed among nominees on the group's website were "tea bagger," "Palinism" and the News

  • Listed among nominees on the group's website were "tea bagger," "Palinism" and the Palinism

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • GLM also predicted "Palinism," a reference to conservative politician Sarah Palin's malapropisms such as "refudiate", which combines refute and repudiate, would be a top word for

    Reuters: Top News

  • Before going on, I think it must be said that no one can say with any degree of certainty what "Palinism" is!

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  • In response to Palin's unbridled misstatements, journalists have coined the term "Palinism"

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  • If she delivers, we will soon be speaking of 'Palinism' politics and the era of the 'Palinites.'"

    Sarah Palin: Readers Respond

  • "What Obama advisers privately refer to as 'Palinism' has created a climate of ideological purity inside the GOP.

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  • Palinism (pal’ in-i-zem) n. A non sequitur offered by a politician of great ambition who confuses notoriety with achievement. (from twitter feed #pleasegoaway)

    July 20, 2010