To avoid the issue.
To change the subject.
To blatantly change the subject and talk about what one desires and disregard the subject at hand.
Bullshitting aka "BS-ing."
PALIN: I would like to respond about the tax increases.
(Taken from the 2008 Vice Presidential Debate between Sarah Palin & Joe Biden)
"You Palin hard...just answer the question."
A: John McCain is a maverick, and Alaska has oil...
Me: Wow, way to Palin that question.