Old days: "I'm gonna go pal around with Jimmy and Scott, Mom. I'll be back by dinner." New days: "Don't let me catch you palling around with that no-good Jimmy and his shifty little brother Scott, young man." Actually, "pal around" sounded a little creepy even before Palin used it to describe Obama's relationship with Bill Ayers, the onetime terrorist who is now washed up and/or unrepentant.
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