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1.
A form of hypocrisy. The act of criticizing someone for a certain act and then proceeding to unwittingly do that same thing. This can also be referred to as a Palin-drome.
The woman who sees Russia from her house just dropped an anchorage steamer on America- she criticized the media for politicizing the Arizona shooting and then implied that the shooter was a liberal.
by jonstewartfan January 18, 2011
 
2.
complaining vociferously about a wrong being done to you while casually committing said wrong yourself with no awareness
After the Tucson shooting by Jared Loughner, Sarah Palin complained loudly about the issue being politicized (as her violent rhetoric was condemned by many after it occurred) while simultaneously referring to Loughner as left-leaning. By doing this she performed an Anchorage steamer.
by Mark Grayson January 19, 2011
 
3.
Complaining vociferously about a wrong being done to you whilst casually committing said wrong yourself with no awareness.
Sarah Palin just laid an Anchorage Steamer on that show!
by lennydan January 19, 2011
 
4.
The act of criticizing or reprimanding an action, while at the very same time performing the same action. (As noted by Jon Stewart on The Daily Show)
Sarah Palin, in an interview with Sean Hannity, criticized those on the left for placing blame on her demeanor for influencing the Tucson shooter, then in the same interview described the shooter as "left-leaning." This is a textbook anchorage steamer
by ihatebuffering January 19, 2011
 
5.
A.K.A. a sarahpalindrome. Complaining vociferously about a wrong being done to you, while casually committing said wrong yourself with no awareness. To turn any criticism of you into persecution of you, while still very casually being able to dismiss a pretty large portion of America. Declaring yourself the victim of something, even as you, yourself do exactly what you're accusing people of.
In a situation like we have just faced in these last eight days of being falsely accused of being an accessory to murder, I and others need to make sure that we too are shedding true -- shedding light on truth… Lives were lost, people were injured, a crazed gunman that I and you and others had nothing to do with influencing him. He is the sole person, I believe, to blame in this… An apolitical or perhaps even left-leaning criminal who killed these innocents.

That was a long way to go for her to just make a Anchorage steamer.

Well, I have repeated over and over my condemnation of violence and specifically trying to explain that when we talk about being 'up in arms', we're talking about getting to the voting booth… That is 'our arms', but that was frustrating… Those on the left hate my message and they'll do all that they can to stop me… There are many on the left, many critics, who don't want, for instance Congress, to buckle down, get back to work -- there's this trifecta thing going on in our country right now that's going to bring America to her knees… Those on the left, if it weren't for their double standards, they'd have no standards.

Wow, that was one, long Anchorage steamer! Do any of her fans ever get it?
by Smedley Butler January 19, 2011