John McCain's standing-amongst many grassroots Republicans-has plummeted in the wake of his calculated insult to Sarah Palin. He has angered many in the base. Indeed many conservatives who voted for him will now feel cheated. He may fancy himself as a kingmaker for 2012. But in reality he is finished. His snub to Palin was a cheap shot and leaves McCain diminished. He sought to ingratiate himself with his liberal audience by slurring Sarah Palin. He has now joined the liberal wolf pack in the pursuit of Palin. Shame on him.