Stanley has usually maintained a grudging acceptance of Parson's existence. He shows little signs of respecting Parson's intelligence. Parson has a strong dislike for Stanley and has almost no respect for him beyond his ability to kill him/get him killed. It was recently revealed in LIAB Text 44 that Stanley actually does recognize how good or perfect a warlord Parson is. Stanley believes that were he to recognize subordinates it would cause them to slack in their duties. He does have a few complaints such as how expensive Parson's plans tend to be and the occasional mistakes that result from his inexperience.
Stanley is also struggling with his position. He has often commented that he was happiest when he could go out to tame dwagons, fight battles, rock out, and generally be an active part in the dangers of his side. As an Overlord he must avoid any dangerous active role while his subordinates do all the things he wishes he could do.