Top Definition
1. To be nominated for a political position based on perceived popularity rather than expertise.
2. Appointing or promoting an unqualified person to a job or position as a result of political influence.
Definition 1:
Jane: I just palinated Chuck for president of the Parent Teacher Association! He's just soooo cute!

Dick: She's on the ballot for condo association treasurer? Who palinated her for that?

Definition 2:
Member of Nonprofit Board of Directors: We had to palinate Joey to CFO to keep his father from firing the whole board.

Vinny Cerrato: We palinated Jim Zorn to head coach to keep Snyder happy...
by gfsdave September 05, 2008
2 more definitions
When you have such a moment of total stupidity that you forget to breath and can only wink as you babble..."You Betcha, Golly, and I'm a HONKY MOM...I mean Hokey Mom...or was it Hockey Mom"
"As for that VP talk all the time, I'll tell you, I still can't answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day?" --Sarah Palin, interview with CNBC's "Kudlow & Co", July 2008

"As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where– where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border." --Sarah Palin, explaining why Alaska's proximity to Russia gives her foreign policy experience, interview with CBS's Katie Couric, Sept. 24, 2008

"Well, let's see. There's -- of course -- in the great history of America rulings there have been rulings." --Sarah Palin, unable to name a Supreme Court decision she disagreed with other than Roe vs. Wade, interview with Katie Couric, CBS News, Oct. 1, 2008

"All of 'em, any of 'em that have been in front of me over all these years." --Sarah Palin, unable to name a single newspaper or magazine she reads, interview with Katie Couric, CBS News, Oct. 1, 2008

"They are also building schools for the Afghan children so that there is hope and opportunity in our neighboring country of Afghanistan." --Sarah Palin, speaking at a fundraiser in San Francisco, Oct. 5, 2008

"I'll try to find you some and I'll bring them to you." --Sarah Palin, asked by Katie Couric to cite specific examples of how John McCain has pushed for more regulation in his 26 years in the Senate, CBS interview, Sept. 24, 2008

"Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending soldiers out on a task that is from God. That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God's plan." –Sarah Pailn, on the Iraq war, speaking to students at the Wasilla Assembly of God, June 2008

"Oh my GAWD, My head is imploding, I have been PALINATED !!!!!"
by DarkestBride October 16, 2008
The process of being nominated for, or appointed to, a position of responsibility based on perceived popularity with no regard for competence.
Example 1: Sarah Palin.
Example 2: Dan Quayle.
Example 3(Daily usage): Jon was palinated to VP of Marketing because he was sleeping with the CFO.
by gfsdave October 12, 2008

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