No kidding and amen. Sanctimonious, smug, intellectually vain: Jon Stewart represents much of what is distasteful about American liberalism. (Beyond, you know, Democrats’ policy preferences.) (And he’s not nearly as funny as Colbert.) As such, Jon Stewart’s show was the perfect venue for President Obama just before an election, since the president’s intellectual pretenses and his obvious vanity are the least attractive things about him (other than, you know, his policy preferences).