Palin urges Obama to express condolences for slain ex-Navy SEAL
February 11th, 2013
11:29 AM ET
1 year ago

Palin urges Obama to express condolences for slain ex-Navy SEAL

(CNN) – Sarah Palin said she hopes President Barack Obama "pays his respects" to the slain former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who was killed at a shooting range by a fellow veteran on February 2.

In Dallas for the funeral, the former Alaska governor said she and her husband "find it sad to see that flags aren't flying at half staff for this American hero."

"We're surrounded today by American patriots here in Texas – by Chris' fellow veterans and active duty warriors," she wrote on Facebook Monday morning. "In honor of them, I hope our commander in chief pays his respects in some gesture of condolence for their comrade in arms who sacrificed so much to keep him and all of us safe."

Kyle, who was 38, served four combat tours in Iraq and received two Silver Stars, among other commendations. He left the Navy in 2009. He was most known for declaring himself the "most lethal sniper in U.S. history" with more than 150 sniper killings in Iraq, which he described as a record for any American.

"We may never know to what extent Chris kept us free or how many lives he saved by his brave actions in the line of fire. But his fellow warriors know how important he was," Palin wrote.

Shortly after his death, Palin wrote on Facebook that she had lost a friend. She explained that she and her husband, Todd, first met Kyle in Pella, Iowa, when he helped out with security for the premiere of "The Undefeated," a documentary about Palin that debuted in June 2011.

"Later we became friends with Chris when he was on 'Stars Earn Stripes' with Todd," she said, referring to the NBC reality show in which competitors took on missions based on military exercises.

"Chris was a wonderful man, a good friend, and a true American hero who loved our country and served honorably," she continued. "He was loved and admired by so many, and he will never be forgotten."


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soundoff (482 Responses)
  1. mikeinthevine

    Sarah,
    You must have been paid for your attendance. Everyone knows that you're only in it for the money.

    February 11, 2013 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  2. Greg Eastman

    Is she still babbling. Back to obscurity imbecile.

    February 11, 2013 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  3. steve

    A tight plunging sweater and no wedding ring – crazy right wing brothers must be going crazy.

    February 11, 2013 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  4. ctbeckyw

    Sarah? Psst. Sarah? Excuse me, Mrs. Palin but your 15 minutes is WAY up. Can you please move along or better yet go back to Alaska and offer yourself up as bear food?

    February 11, 2013 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  5. Greg

    Country wants Palin to shut up and crawl back under her rock.

    February 11, 2013 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  6. rickinmo

    Palin is a bitter woman. Having lost an election to Obama and recently losing her platform at FOX, she is now offering advice to the President as if he needs it or wants it simply to keep her name in the news. Face it Sarah, you had your time in the spotlight. You made a lot of money with your mindless jabbering because a group of people in the Tea Party were slow to realize you really had nothing to say of value. Just stop and think about how you made the money. You didn't contribute to this country. You were able to bilk people out of their money because McCain was senile enough to select you as his VP. Just take your money and go away. You're not respected or liked and the more people hear from you the less respected and liked you are. Quit while you can still get a cab.

    February 11, 2013 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  7. Ben Thare

    Palin is the political equivalent of a yeast infection. It only returns to bring back pain.

    February 11, 2013 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
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