1. An applicant lacking even basic job skills
2. Someone supremely un-self-aware or lacking any relative sense of what he/she does or doesn't know.
HR sent me another Palin for the marketing manager job.

by drstone September 15, 2008
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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.
John was recently made principal, but everybody thinks he's a Palin who can't do the job.

My new boss is such a Palin - he took my deserved place because the CEO is his personal friend.
by scimitar313 September 1, 2008
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A mistake of colossal proportions.
McCain really pulled a Palin with his VP pick.
by ggallinisgod September 3, 2008
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1) n. anything woefully underqualified for a given task
2) v. to select without regard for consequences; to use folksy language but not actually say anything, often used when speaker does not know what they are talking about
1) I can't believe they promoted that palin instead of me. He can barely pronounce his own name!

If you want to kill a moose, a BB gun is a real palin.

2) They definitely palined that car. It doesn't even have an engine, much less a driver's seat.

Steve: Hey man, did you...?
Bob: You betcha. *Wink* Doggoneit, I sure have a history of...
Steve: Shut up and listen to the question! I don't want to hear your palining.
by Oilrig Palin October 12, 2008
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To avoid the issue.

To change the subject.

To dodge.

To blatantly change the subject and talk about what one desires and disregard the subject at hand.

Bullshitting aka "BS-ing."
IFILL: Governor, please if you want to respond to what he said about Sen. McCain's comments about health care?

PALIN: I would like to respond about the tax increases.

(Taken from the 2008 Vice Presidential Debate between Sarah Palin & Joe Biden)


"Quit Palin."

"You Palin hard...just answer the question."

"He Palin."

by Sweet Cocoa October 20, 2008
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palin (v.) - to avoid a question by reciting an idea unrelated to the question

Comes from the Governor Sarah Palin. In debates and interviews she would avoid questions.
Lucian: Did you catch the debate last night?
Emma: No, why?
Lucian: Well, they were palining the questions anyways.
by Anti-Herd October 8, 2008
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To respond to a question with a random talking points having little to no bearing on the question being asked; in the style of VP candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. (also a noun describing a response like this.)
Q: How should the United States deal with the economic crisis?

A: John McCain is a maverick, and Alaska has oil...

Me: Wow, way to Palin that question.
by Dextrocardia October 8, 2008
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