6. Jon Stewart
The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, often uses Sarah Palin to practice his own brand of humor, usually commenting or insulting her whenever she is in the news.
One of Stewart’s most memorable performances was in reaction to Palin when she spoke at a North Carolina fund-raiser, saying: “We believe that the best of America is not all in Washington, D.C. We believe…that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working very patriotic, very pro-America areas of this great nation.”
Stewart’s reaction was given at Northeastern University to a college audience in Boston. Palin, Stewart said, “said that small towns, that’s the part of the country she really likes going to because that’s the pro-America part of the country. You know, I just want to say to her, just very quickly: Fuck you.”
The above quote in combination with his propensity for making Palin one of his favorite targets is why Stewart earns his spot on this – soon to be infamous! – top ten list.
Lowlights from Stewart on Palin, starting from when she was first introduced, include but are not limited to:
“Sarah Palin may be the ideological opposite of Hillary Clinton, but she’s her gynecological twin”.
“They found Sarah Palin in the wild, taught her everything, and set her loose, but they forgot one thing: she couldn’t be contained”.
“Sarah Palin doesn’t need to know what the Bush Doctrine is — she is the Bush Doctrine.”
“Sarah Palin launches a PR blitz to show voters all they missed by not electing her queen of America.”
Those quotes all stem from the period August to November 2008. It just goes to show how deep the hatred for Palin runs in Stewart. The examples are too many to list fully, but he continued to use Palin as comedy fodder throughout 2009 and well into 2010.