Sarah Palin is quickly becoming a figure of speech as well as a figure of fun. Definitions of “Palin” words are still evolving, but here are two contenders from DailyKos and National Review:
1) Palinize, from DailyKos:
“Palinizing is above all the art of distraction, with the goal of diverting attention away from a fault (in Palin’s case, ignorance) and towards the glittering veneer of hollow talking points which dazzle but do nothing in terms of answering the question presented.”
2) Palinize, from National Review:
“Palinize: to slander and caricature a working-class female public figure for the noble advancement of liberalism.”
Could Palin, like Gerry (of “gerrymandering” fame), someday make it into dictionaries?