1. Malapropism, non-sensical verbiage, non-sequitor or other illogical, stream of concious meanderings uttered by Sarah Palin.

2. A form of homespun, Midwestern demagoguery and fear mongering comprised of a stream of logically unrelated and unsupported talking points uttered by an attractive woman with nice cans and a presumably fine ass intended to engender loyalty among those inspired by demagoguery, non-sequitors, a great smile, nice tits and a presumably fine ass.
See, e.g., Palin interview with Couric as parodied on SNL.

A Palinism is contained in the following thread: "The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil." –-Sarah Palin, in a message posted on Facebook about Obama's health care plan, Aug. 12, 2009
by muskybait January 28, 2010
1. An ambiguous colloquial expression that may cause confusion and be interpreted in different ways depending upon circumstance.

2. A statement that has no known basis in science or reality.

3. A statement of religious identity.
Palinism

Definitions:

1. Drill baby! Drill! Oh, Boodles! No, I didn't mean that hole!

2. On drilling in the ANWR:

"God made dinosaurs 4,000 years ago as ultimately flawed creatures, lizards of Satan really, so when they died and became petroleum products we, made in his perfect image, could use them in our pickup trucks, snow machines and fishing boats."

3. On Alaskan soldiers serving in Iraq:

"Well, God bless them, and I mean God and Jesus because without Jesus we'd be Muslims too or even Jewish!"
by I_Ate_Palin_for_a_Snack May 06, 2010
palinism is to palin as bushism is to bush
interviewer: "so why do you deserve this job?"
intervieweee: "uhhh (oh shit) umm probably cuz Im a maverick, cuz of the healthcare system, tax reform has got to do with it, a buncha magazines i read, alaska is the shit, boris yelstin,and im a maverick, and uhh, its def all about job creation too."
interviewer: wtf? dood, that was a pretty bad palinism, that about settles it,wer gonna pick the black dood instead.
by xe83061 October 29, 2008
Derived from bushism, a quote from vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin that makes the nation shake their head and wonder, "Why?"
"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
-Just one of many palinisms
by saradoo October 21, 2008
avoiding answering a question by completely blowing it off and instead telling a lengthy story about something unrelated.
can you believe that palinism joe used in economics? who would have thought he could direct a question about the impact of unemployment on the market to his grandfather's farm in alabama?
by axbowers October 06, 2008
An updated version of McCarthyism, which takes its name from the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy, the Wisconsin liar, demagogue and drunk, and means, according to Wikipedia, "reckless, unsubstantiated accusations, as well as demagogic attacks on the character or patriotism of political adversaries." As far as we know, Sarah Palin is not a drunk.
Palinism will someday become as extinct as the polar bear.
by qaf August 18, 2009
An idea, statement, or median so adverse it causes physical pain.
His palinistic statements never end.

Stop saying that, you're palin' me.

Palinism is ubiquitous in the modern media.
by JoshTS November 01, 2008

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