Palin urges Obama to express condolences for slain ex-Navy SEAL
February 11th, 2013
11:29 AM ET
7 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. Palin Fan

    Palin would of made a better leader than what the media help get elected. GO away Obama Zombies.

    February 11, 2013 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |

    How low is this woman willing to sink. Sarah Palin is a fool, please fade away Sarah Palin.

    February 11, 2013 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  3. Pat in IL

    Palin has officially lost whatever might have been left of her mind. She needs to close her offensive mouth and pay more attention to her own backyard. She has no idea what Obama might have or have not done. He doesn't require the spotlight for every sincere action.

    February 11, 2013 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  4. vboni

    Good old Sarah, you paid your respects and that was nice but we have so many american heroes and believe me we mourn for all of them. No disrespect but if we were to go half staff for all our heroes the flags would remain on half staff 75% of the time if not more. I am pretty sure Obama is sadden by his death also so why don't she just go home and hunt moose and take her mouth with her.

    February 11, 2013 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  5. wgf

    If Sarah Palin were born into a world where everything worked exactly the way she has said things should be, she would not be content to sit around and enjoy the atmosphere.

    February 11, 2013 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  6. independant jim

    hundreds of veterans die each year sure as commander in chief the president mours each one .. he doesnt pick and choose particular active or veteran soldiers for political purposes .. Palin is a sad example of a patriot shame on Sarah for her ignorance and grand standing for political purpose

    February 11, 2013 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  7. Adam

    Paying respect eh .... hmm, if she has something to say to the President, she should just call him instead of using a lame reporter to publish this ridiculous and all too frequent complaining from this girl. She's so sad and the reporter who chose to print this is equally sad

    February 11, 2013 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  8. OldWhiteMan

    Palin using the death of a hero for political reasons...what a shock. She's as every bit as bad as that preacher from Kansas that protests at soldiers funerals.

    February 11, 2013 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  9. Pizza

    Where is her wedding band ?

    February 11, 2013 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    Palin couldn't even run the state of Alaska without quitting, and now she wants to give the president advice? I'll bet if this veteran had of opposed Palin, she wouldn't be anywhere near his funeral. And if there wasn't a political point to be made, she wouldn't have been near the funeral anyways. Palin needs to just slink back in the cesspool she crawled out of.

    February 11, 2013 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  11. peacemeal

    Her lips are moving, so she's blathering about something stupid again. Shut up Sarah, you're an idiot!

    February 11, 2013 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  12. Tony in St. Louis

    This is stupid. Who cares what she thinks? Just frickin stop it! Stop breathing life into this Frankenstein monster. Why don't you post a poll about how many Americans would like for her to disappear? That'd be better reading

    February 11, 2013 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  13. LJ

    Sarah is missing the limelight! Our Commander in Chief honored a veteran from Minot, North Dakota, today at the White House. Oh Sarah, you should have run for President, in 2012! WHY didn't you and the Trumpster run against Obama/Biden???? YOU could have SAVED THE WORLD!!!! NOW that you don't have that high-profile job at Faux News, WHY don't you do something constructive with your time–like helping families with Special Needs children? I recall you making mention of that during your infamous VP Elect speech, back in August 2008.

    February 11, 2013 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  14. don

    Let me get this straight. To help someone overcome battle fatigue and mental anger, you take them shooting? Not a good idea IMO. Regarding Sarah, Dick, Donald and Newt, I find it amazing how these people seem to never go away or die. LOL. They will probably out live all of us and say stupid things, even on their dying bed. Funny, but good people always retire young or die early. Go figure.

    February 11, 2013 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  15. Grageo

    Chris Kyle = National Hero
    Sarah Palin = National Embarrassment

    February 11, 2013 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  16. Smarterest Human

    Why is she still talking? Someone get the dog muzzle on her already. STAT!

    February 11, 2013 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  17. Lu Ann

    Sarah.....paLEEEEZ go away, already !!! Shut the door, turn off the light....GOOD BYE! Sheeesh!

    February 11, 2013 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  18. greywolf

    Sara Palin is less than a minute imbeoa

    February 11, 2013 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  19. Sue Lynn

    God Bless Sarah Palin and our military ...

    February 11, 2013 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  20. ja

    with all due respect for his military service, it comes down to Americans obsession with guns

    February 11, 2013 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  21. Anonymous

    @ Tim
    Is that an L that she is wearing with a crown on top. Is it suppose to stand for queen of losers.
    She believes it's the key to the kingdumb.

    February 11, 2013 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  22. Puddin

    Oh, paleeeze! She will try and get attention any way she can. She's to be ignored.

    February 11, 2013 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  23. sms

    And why should we think this is newsworthy? Any more, Palin is irrelevant.

    February 11, 2013 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  24. Sassafras

    The only thing plain cares about is getting her name in the paper.

    February 11, 2013 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  25. Sassafras

    As they say, if it looks like a pig, it probably is a pig, lipstick or not

    February 11, 2013 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
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