Palin urges Obama to express condolences for slain ex-Navy SEAL
February 11th, 2013
11:29 AM ET
2 years 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. A not-so-stupid former republican

    Will "Little Miss Round Heels" ever shut up?

    February 11, 2013 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  2. Big Al

    Listen up America! Sarah Palin is the only one that can save America! She is highly qualified (more than Hillary Clinton) to be president of the United States.

    Palin-Bachman 2016!
    Bringing America back from evil.

    February 11, 2013 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  3. HelloD

    Palin is no longer relevant. CNN just keeps posting stories about her because its failsafe negative publicity for Republicans. It's so obvious yet people allow this garbage to continue.

    February 11, 2013 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  4. ritmocojo

    When is this banshee going to leave us alone? Enough already!

    February 11, 2013 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  5. Wes

    Jurby said:

    i don't understand why the media is STILL giving this stupid woman face time. nothing that comes out of her mouth is even remotely useful...
    -------------------------------------------------
    This is what most Americans feel about the uhbama.

    February 11, 2013 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  6. An Observer

    Why no wedding rings? Did Todd dump her because she is too stupid for him? Just a thought!

    February 11, 2013 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  7. Mike

    I thought she seemed to agree to everybody she would disappear.

    February 11, 2013 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  8. clayfpeters

    Why is anybody in the media even listening to this dim witted air head?

    February 11, 2013 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  9. Peter

    Will this stupid, ignorant woman, ever learn to keep her big mouth shut???

    February 11, 2013 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  10. keb2747

    Why keep giving this woman press? Her opinion is irrelevant.

    February 11, 2013 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  11. David Grussing

    Does Sarah Palin lower the flag for very military member who dies or just those she can try to score political points from?

    February 11, 2013 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  12. nimitta

    Who cares what this demagogue posts on Facebook? I mean...seriously, Ashley?

    Here's an urge for you: I urge President Obama, CNN, and my fellow Americans to ignore Sarah Palin.

    February 11, 2013 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  13. StarBoyBilly

    And we care even the slightest about what this failed politician and dismissed TV personality has to say because...?

    February 11, 2013 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  14. Jay

    Palin needs to go away!!!

    February 11, 2013 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  15. Shut Up Palin

    What part of "he didn't die in action" does your vapid mind fail to comprehend? Has it ever occurred to you, you brainless twit, that flying the colors at half-staff is an honor extended to those who died in the defense of their country? What part of getting shot by a person with PTSD whom you were trying to be a friend to qualifies as dying for one's country? While what this SEAL was doing is admirable, the idea of comparing his death to somebody who died during combat activities is offensive and trivializes the lives of those who were killed in hostile action by enemy soldiers. Might as well start flying old Glory everytime somebody gets killed in a auto accident while texting or OD'ing on heroin too, because you've now trivilialized our flag. Sarah Palin, you are without a doubt the most half-witted person on the face of the earth and an insult to good Americans everywhere. I pray that few people of your ilk are ever allowed to reproduce.

    February 11, 2013 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  16. JohnW

    So, a random soldier gets shot and killed, no uproar. A semi-famous soldier gets shot and killed and the president should say something and flags should be half-mast. Yeah, we see where your priorities are, Palin.

    February 11, 2013 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  17. Dean

    Palin wants Obama to mourn, I want him to retire.

    February 11, 2013 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  18. viranka

    broke the seal code of silence. enough said!!

    February 11, 2013 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  19. Dean

    StarBoyBilly

    And we care even the slightest about what this failed politician and dismissed TV personality has to say because...?

    You must care, you clicked on the link to the article.

    February 11, 2013 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  20. Richard in Houston

    Why does she keep getting media coverage? Because everyone loves to watch a train wreck!

    February 11, 2013 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  21. Laughingirl

    It figures that she'd make a big deal about the guy. Two self-proclaimed heroes.

    February 11, 2013 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  22. Carol

    Another day, another dumb remark from Palin. I doubt she ever met Kyle's wife or kids. And, in her super tacky way, she just had to mention Obama's name at a funeral! She needs to learn what the requirements are to lower the flag for military personnel. That should be for those who died in the line of duty.

    February 11, 2013 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  23. I Want

    Dean o get a brain and learn how to use it before engaging his mouth.

    February 11, 2013 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  24. jay howard

    Who cares what that useless tramp has to say? That man was stupid enough to give a gun to a nutjob and got what he deserved for doing such a stupid thing.

    February 11, 2013 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  25. Candace Clough

    I'm still waiting for CNN to write news articles about all my facebook posts.....

    February 11, 2013 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
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