Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jun 10 13:56:51 UTC 2012

I first noticed this a few months ago in _Game Change_, the Gov. Palin
movie.  Her adviser suggested that whenever she's asked a question she
can't answer, she should "pivot," i.e., immediately change the subject.

Since then I've heard it used a lot in reference to politicians.

Not in OED.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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