1) Quitting when faced with adversity.

2) Responding to questions with cliches and colloquialisms to avoid admitting that you don't have the slightest idea what you're talking about.
1) John is quitting his job because his manager got mad at him for being late.

2) When I asked my history teacher about the Battle of Antietam, I could tell he was Pullin' a Palin when he started rambling about the Industrial Revolution.
by BWI July 30, 2009
Top Definition
1. Quitting when the going gets tough; abandoning the responsibility entrusted to you by your neighbors for book advances and to make money on the lecture circuit.

2. Bizarre move that will damn ambitions for higher office.
I bet when people saw Jade they were convinced that David Caruso was pullin' a Palin.
by No One Likes a Quitter July 08, 2009
Responding to direct questions with a barrage of pithy cliches and folksy colloquialisms to avoid admitting that you don't have the slightest idea what you're talking about.
A few minutes into the interview I realized the applicant was pullin' a Palin, and didn't have any relevant experience whatsoever.
by cjbrix July 09, 2009
Instantly contradicting oneself.
Choosing to NOT take "the quitters way out" by QUITTING is Pullin' a Palin.

Claiming that the media is always hounding you, followed by inviting members of the media to join you on a "fishing run" the next day is Pullin' a Palin.
by Cynic the Infotainer July 09, 2009
Quitting after realizing you can't withstand basic criticisms and complications of the job you have.
1. "I hear Dave was Pullin' a Palin at his new job after his boss yelled at him for being late all week."

2. "Sarah Palin was facing numerous ethics probes and public insults. Since she doesn't have the fortitude or commitment to fulfill her post as a state governor under such common scrutinizing, she announced the other day that she was Pullin' a Palin. It's a good thing she wasn't the Vice President at the time."
by RetardTrig July 11, 2009
3. Try to get as much media coverage as you can as a Public Official...Then critisize those who factually check out your conduct, deeds and lack of intellectual capacity and hypocricy.
"Pullin a Palin"..Time Magazine Cover...NUT...Camera Shy? What Rhimes with Shore
by bunchman July 09, 2009
In addition to the current examples; The act of writing information on your hand you should already know, in the event you may need to reference it.
While we were at a bar, I caught my friend "Pullin a Palin" when I noticed his girlfriends name written on his hand.
by Biggestwhoop September 16, 2011
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