UrbanDictionary.com word of the Day: Palin-Drome

a paragraph that makes as much sense forwards as backwards
SARAH PALIN: “That’s why I say I, like every American I’m speaking with, we’re ill about this position that we have been put in. Where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy. Um, helping, oh, it’s got to be about job creation, too. Shoring up our economy, and getting it back on the right track. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions, and tax relief for Americans, and trade — we have got to see trade as opportunity, not as, uh, competitive, um, scary thing, but one in five jobs created in the trade sector today. We’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All of those things under the umbrella of job creation,”
ME: “Hey, you know you just said a perfect palin-drome?”
Coined by Jon Stewart and a keystone of the Sarah Palin arsenal, this is a political technique in which one complains about “unfair” assertions and criticism made by political opponents, but then proceeds to criticize said opponents in the same, allegedly “unfair” manner. 

Also known as the “anchorage steamer” and the “caribou ball-swivel.”

See also, hypocrisy.

*interesting fact about the 2nd definition is that it was only just mentioned on the January 20, 2011 episode of the Daily Show and almost immediately after it was up on the UrbanDictionary.com  I love technology. 🙂

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