McCain also raised the specter of illegal foreign donors to Obama's
campaign and special "earmark" spending requests for campaign fundraisers. "Why has Sen. Obama refused to disclose the names of people funding his campaign,"
McCain said as the crowd booed. "His campaign had to return $33,000 in illegal
foreign funds from Palestinian donors."
McCain's reference was based on a Newsweek article that said Obama's campaign had returned the money to two brothers living in the Gaza Strip. According to the article, the two Palestinians "had bought T-shirts in bulk from the campaign's online store. They had listed their address as 'Ga.,' which the campaign took to mean Georgia rather than Gaza."