I have always liked John Stuart. I have seen him make fun of his own audience for getting their real news from him. He is quite funny, and I think he gets a lot more than he lets on.That being said, he was trying to rip her a new one. He has had a couple of "no words for it" segment where he does what he did with Palin. Specifically, when he says "quit your day job", that was a dig, and not really a compliment coming from Stuart, although you can tell that part of him thought it was better than he would have ever imagined she could be.