"McCain urged Russia's U.N. Ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, to contribute anywhere from $35 to $5,000."
It's obvious to me what happened. Palin was sitting on her porch recently and saw one of those rich Russians walking along the border across from her place and asked for a donation to the righteous anti-Socialist crusade. How was she to know that the guy was a Rooskie instead of an Eskimo?