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. louis

    There sholud only be 1 purpose for this woman and that is bent over and yelling for more.

    February 11, 2013 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  2. Shannon

    $arah, no one really cares what you think, you are irrelevant

    February 11, 2013 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  3. chuck

    Whos Palin?

    February 11, 2013 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  4. werewolf1

    I'm sorry Sarah you are 'OLD NEWS".

    February 11, 2013 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  5. Kansas Slim

    CNN, stop reporting everything this woman says and does. She is not relevant to the conversations that need to take place nor to the issues that need to be on the table. In short, she is not newsworthy. Sarah, your time has passed. Accept it gracefully and do something else. Maybe write a memoir on your two year political career.

    February 11, 2013 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  6. john

    I live in Dallas and find it totally unnecessary for Palin to be a part of this or to politicize the funeral. It is a funeral, Ms. Palin. A funeral! Show some respect. Everything is not about you or your agenda.

    February 11, 2013 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  7. Tom from Canonsburg

    Palin, just go away and shutup. She'll do anything for a headline. Someone else here said it first, but what about all the others who died defending the USA or our allies?

    February 11, 2013 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  8. Alaska Moose Transplant

    Ms. Palin, I have read most of the statements posted on this thread and the overwhelming consinces is that you are liken to the stuff I scrap off my shoe after playing in the yard with my great dane.

    February 11, 2013 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  9. Mary

    So Michelle had time to go to that teenage girls funeral, but she doesn't have any time to go to an American heroes funeral? Why didn't she attend any of the Sandy Hook victims funerals? Oh wait, she was on a three week Hawaiian vacation paid for by tax payers. Wouldn't want to interrupt her multi million dollar vacation....please.

    February 11, 2013 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  10. boyscout

    It is sad that this slimy wanna-bee would disgrase this honor and this service so she can further her twisted political garbage. If she wanted to pay tribute she could have quietly attended from a distance or in a stadium box or lined the road or just sent a statement of condolences to the family. No this slimer wants everyone to know she is here. I would ask her to stay away or even not be allowed in the stadium. She is a disgusting pig................

    February 11, 2013 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  11. Bubba Ray

    This airhead gives airheads a bad name.

    February 11, 2013 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  12. Bob Ramos

    Why in the world did CNN feature anything from this weirdo? The media needs to cover real stories and stop inflicting people like Palin on us.

    February 11, 2013 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  13. Jean NEELY

    Sarah Palin you need to get a life and stay off of the Presdcent's back and show some respect. You are a disgrace.

    February 11, 2013 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  14. ray

    sara baby come spend a night with me sweety and can asure you that everything is going to be alright with your brains the next day sweety. dont strees yourself out , a few things which todd cant do to you will fill the void

    February 11, 2013 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  15. Church of Suicidal

    So many posts have asked the question, "Why does CNN keep writing stories about this nitwit?" The answer is we keep clicking on them. She's a fracking train wreck and we cannot look away. Unfortunately, this keeps Sarah thinking she has a groundswell of support. Maybe the only good thing to come out of this will be her running in the next election. She won't stand a snowball's chance, but those few Palin/whoever bumper stickers will warn you when the driver ahead of you is a pea-brain.

    February 11, 2013 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  16. ThinkAgain

    Wow, the never-ending effort to put down President Obama just never stops.

    How about a national day of mourning for the day John McCain foisted the Quitta from Wasilla on us? I'd get behind THAT in a heartbeat.

    Palin = Quiitter, Liar, Mooch

    February 11, 2013 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  17. ThinkAgain

    I still don't see how this guy was a "hero" the way he bragged about his killing. Sounds like karma just caught up to him: nothing more, nothing less.

    February 11, 2013 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  18. M-W-T

    This woman makes me sick,.....she will do anything to be in the news
    I've had it with her.......you suck lady!!!!!

    February 11, 2013 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  19. sigh

    i was confused by this being on the cnn site. i was under the impression sarah palin was no longer relevant – unless they just wanted to throw her a bone cuz she had a case of the mondays.

    February 11, 2013 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  20. Jean NEELY

    Palin need to SHOW respect for Obama. Like it or not he is your President. (misspelled President in previous comment)

    February 11, 2013 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  21. TheVoice2

    Somebody needs attentiooooon!!

    February 11, 2013 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  22. umm ...

    How can we miss her if she won't go away?

    Seriously ... if Obama asked for flags to be flown at half staff for this veteran, the RWers would first be yelling about Obama for milking it for his own gain (um, Palin, anyone?), then talking about his "crocodile tears", and his hypocrisy, and then because he hadn't done it for all the other soldiers killed, and so on and so on ... heck, they'd probably be going on and on about how he changed his tune about it ...

    February 11, 2013 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  23. RKN

    so, Sarah, are YOU mourning the loss of the innocent children who were murdered in Conn?
    Have you spoken up for all the OTHER soldiers who have died?
    Or was this the one you picked to get your name in the news today?
    Pathetic. trailer trash.

    February 11, 2013 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  24. BellaFD

    Palin would have made a better President than the LYING WH OCCUPIER KIng Obama. I would make a better VP than that Boneheaded IDIOT Joe Biden!

    Democrats are such LIARS AND HYPOCRITES!

    February 11, 2013 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  25. ambitoos

    Couldn't help but notice. Where's your rings.

    February 11, 2013 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
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