When someone has characteristics of playing the victim, not accepting blame, throwing others under the bus if they do not agree with or cross them, that rules are for others, but not for them; and using others, including family, as tools. This syndrome may or may not include messed up family relationships, pathological lying, getting in over one's head because of poor qualifications, quitting things, and having messed-up financial or business dealings.
The defense lawyer made excuses for his own behavior, whined about the rules, and then the next day falsely accused the prosecution lawyer of the same thing. That made some court watchers comment that the defense lawyer was suffering from "Sarah Palin Behavioral Syndrome".
by BlackEyedSusan June 26, 2011