1. Pejorative term that refers to an incompetent, impractical, irrelevant or incapable person who has been appointed to a position of great importance.
2. A person who holds authority disproportionate to his or her requisite ethics and qualifications. Derived from John McCain's controversial 2008 Vice Presidential pick, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
My new boss is such a Palin - he took my deserved place because the CEO is his personal friend.
"Ma'am unfortunately we are looking for an applicant who is less palin."
"Have you seen that cashier at the gas station? The one with missing teeth and the trucker hat? Hes SO palin!"
A: You mean that topless one with footie pajamas? That shit was too Palin for my tastes.