I'm sorry Rachel Maddow, I usually like you, but this should NOT be treated as a joke.
This woman got within touching distance of McCain. Now anyone reading my livejournal knows I'm not a supporter of his and that I hope he loses the election, but laughing about something like this? Not acceptable.
Just think about it, he's standing on a stage, with security not right next to him. If this woman, got that close, imagine how close someone with less good intentions could have gotten as well.
The man is a presidential candidate for crying out loud.
If this had happened to Barack, there'd be outrage about it, and understandably so. Those security people who let that woman through were not doing their job, and were potentially endangering McCain.
I am not amused.