Palinism

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Palinism (countable and uncountable, plural Palinisms)

  1. (uncountable) The political philosophy associated with U.S. public figure Sarah Palin.
    • 2009, Frank Rich, "She Broke the G.O.P. and Now She Owns It," New York Times, 11 July (retrieved 20 Aug. 2010):
      The essence of Palinism is emotional, not ideological.
    • 2010, David Schultz, "What is Orthodox Republicanism?," OpEdNews.com, 29 July (retrieved 20 Aug. 2010):
      Palinism still seeks to balance the social conservatism and economic liberty of Reaganism, but it takes seriously the Goldwater extremism speech in its hyperactive purism and refusal to compromise.
  2. (countable) A statement or turn of phrase made by U.S. public figure Sarah Palin that is unintentionally comical due to malapropisms, dubious coherency, etc.
    • 2008, "Thus spake Sarah Palin," Daily News and Analysis (India), 13 Nov. (retrieved 20 Aug. 2010):
      Sarah Palin has stepped in with her peculiar style of speaking. There are literally thousands of sites catering to the insatiable appetite for Palinisms.
    • 2008, Byrony Gordon, "2008 in celebrity train wrecks," telegraph.co.uk, 22 Dec. (retrieved 20 Aug. 2010):
      An entire book could be dedicated to 'Palinisms'—the gaffes made by the Republican vice-presidential candidate.

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