Sarah Palin in Dallas today to attend Chris Kyle’s memorial and funeral service

From her Facebook:

Todd and I are in Dallas today to attend Chris Kyle’s memorial and funeral service. I 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. 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.

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. My son Track couldn’t meet Chris when Todd and I first met him because Track was deployed to Iraq. Then when we got to know Chris even better, our son was deployed in Afghanistan. We’ve met a lot of people in recent years, and Track has been privileged to meet them as well. But he said about Chris, “Mom, he’s the ONE person in the entire world I would be star-struck to meet. He’s it.”

God bless this great warrior. Let us keep his wife and children in our prayers, and may we never forget him or his sacrifice.

– Sarah Palin

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  • Conniption Fitz

    Sarah Palin is a first class human being. She is more impressive every day.

    Unlike her opposition.

    • BlueGood

      You took the thoughts right outa my fingers Conni!

      Sarah is a Class Act….she makes Peloser & Hil’oBeans look & sound like stupid, dumb, frumpy, elitest, leftoid, aging toothless ho’s…..

      Next post I tell you how I really feel about them……(~~percussive snort~~)


    Governor please give our thoughts and prayers to Chris Kyle’s family for us and thank them for sharing him with us and for the courage to serve the America that he and we so loved, and long for today! Our sympathy goes out to them! And we pray that his memory lives on! He has been called Home and will serve in the higher calling!

  • c4pfan

    That is nice that Todd gets to go to, because I know he got to know him while doing Stars Earn Stripes.

  • bongobear

    Compared to Sarah Palin, Obama is a bush league jerk.

    • sDee

      Compared to Palin, DC is the bush-league.

      • bongobear


    • aZjimbo

      Compared to anyone on this earth nobama is a bush league jerk.

  • ryanomaniac

    As a Dallas resident I would like to welcome Sarah but I truly wish it were under better circumstances. Trust me Sarah, you drive around Dallas and you’ll see a lot of flags flying low.

    • OneThinDime

      I called your Gov’s office. Maybe if TX residents call, he will issue an EO to lower the official flags.

  • Betsey_Ross

    Love Sarah Palin. Always doing the jobs that Obama won’t do. She’s more of a president than he will ever be.

    • BikerHoop

      That’s because she genuinely cares about people, especially Veterans, and DuhOne only cares about himself.

    • nibblesyble

      Truer words have not been posted. Thank you for that Betsey.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Excellent, Sarah. This is how a President should act and what a President says.

    What’s Obama doing today? Oh, preparing another “we need to violate the 2nd amendment” speech.

    All flags should be at half staff in this nation…

    May God bless and keep his family.

    • gunclinger

      Perhaps we should fly our flags upside down?

      In my opinion, this country is in crisis, and flying the flag upside down is appropriate.

      I’m NOT trying to be disrespectful, I truly am sick about what’s happening…

      • Sober_Thinking

        I hear ya… and you’re right.

        I’m for that after the appropriate half mast period in honor of our fallen warrior.

    • white531

      It is true what you say, Sober. It is a rare politician these days who gives dignity and respect to the the office they hold.

      Sarah doesn’t even hold public office right now, but she represents this country better than those who do, and gives the honor to those who protect us, that they so richly deserve. It is no wonder the Military loves her the way they do.

      It will be a long time before we see another woman on the political landscape of America like her.

      • Sober_Thinking

        Agreed and well said.

      • crosshr

        Well said white.

        Military surely loves her the way they do, so do us all love Sarah !

        I ask the Lord to guide her, lead her and protect her. Her nation needs her today more than ever .

  • Conservative_Hippie

    Classy move by a classy lady!

  • JRD1

    Thank you for posting this Scoop. What a class act.

    Happy Birthday Governor Palin.

  • Joe

    She is one CLASS ACT !


    Chris Kyle has saved countless American lives and deserves the utmost respect

    (I wonder who will be absent from honoring this HERO?)

  • anneinarkansas

    Thank you Governor Palin.
    If you run into Ron Paul, call him out for his crass comments about Chris.

    • OneThinDime

      And when no one is watching, slap him upside the head!

      • nibblesyble

        Ahahahaha..right on One!!

      • crosshr

        yes please, and I approve this message ! j/k

  • notsofastthere

    I would be happy for Obama not to say anything – why have a hypocrite put his two cents in. It would demean the honor deserving to Chris Kyle.

  • DocBarry1

    obama is awol again – Thanks to the class act of the Palin family – May God continue to Bless Todd and Gov Palin as well as the rest of her family.

  • kssturgis62

    This should be Our President. This is a True Constitutional Conservative. Not everything I am going to agree with and she is not perfect as no human is. But this woman and her family Love this Country. They are thankful we have it, they are on their knees deep in their Faith to our Lord and Savior. He leads their life.

    This is Presidential, and Rick Perry the Governor could lower those flags in Texas and I find it shameful. In Michigan when we lose one of our own the flags are lowered to half mast, for 24 or 48 hours I believe. I always know when we lose one of our own.

    If this doesn’t show you the type of person she is, the type of family they have, and get you back on board with her your shameful.

    I am so sick of the Media, and it is not up to them to say who will be and who won’t be. She is a Polarizing figure because she is the TRUE THING. Someone with values, morals and a Love for God. Just think about it, and you will see if the power of the people are behind her, THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAN STOP IT.

    I am all in for Sarah, anyone the MSM including Fox, and Talk Radio is pushing you can FORGET IT I will not support or go along with.

    • OneThinDime

      I called Perry’s office. Apparently the flag code only includes active duty. Well, I asked for him to issue an EO!

      • kssturgis62

        Well I was coming To Apologize to you and all those in Texas. Because I called also and found out that ours is for Active Duty, and I also said Use an Executive Order, the Governor of the State can lower it for anyone from what I understand. But if it is written in the Law of your state, than that is how it is. Also Governor Perry, did make a Fantastic Statement today.

        Please Listen to Governor Rick Perry on his Statement on Chris Kyle.

        “Chris Kyle was the public face of an anonymous breed of American warrior who are handed the hardest missions and assume the largest risks. Chris was among the very best at what he did, and he saved countless American lives in the process. Our state and our nation suffered a profound loss with his passing. I am honored to have known Chris and to have called him my friend. Anita and I send our deepest condolences to his wife, Taya, his children and the thousands of service members that were his extended family.”

        • OneThinDime

          No need to apologize at all. Many states have the same. It’s sad when Whitney Houston receives flags lowered but not an American hero who served his country.

          Thank you for posting the Gov’s statement.

  • royroyo

    God watch over our Little Lady..

    God Bless You Sarah

  • I can’t think of Chris Kyle without getting a lump in throat and chest.

  • colliemum

    Why doesn’t this surprise me! Sarah Palin honours the Armed Forces not just in words, in a nice speech, but in deeds.
    And on her birthday, too.

    God bless her and her family, and keep them safe.

  • The liberals in Congress named one of the new Littoral Combat Ships the USS Gabriel Giffords, for the congresswoman who was wounded (but not killed) in Arizona. All that woman really did was get shot, not that she was a great national figure. You will NOT see even a tugboat named after Chris Kyle, which is a disgrace. Just shows you where Congress’ priorities are. Disgusting.

  • Spartan4Palin

    Thank YOU Governor for always recognizing the amazing job our military men and women do for our country! You ALWAYS start off your speeches thanking them!

    May God bless and keep Chris Kyle’s and Chad Littelfield’s families close and safe.

    These brave veterans are my heroes. They deserve more.

    • proudhispanicconservative

      Too bad their commander in chief hates them, and does everything to undermine them.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    Sarah Palin a true states-woman, and patriot.

  • korn8131

    For what it’s worth; I struggle to come up with words that describe how this women affect my soul, mind and spirit. We have the five senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell that help reinforce our sense of reality. For me, Sarah is that six senses that support my soul, mind and spirit. Her ability to trigger a preconscious memory or feeling that was not an immediate awareness, but that can be recalled through conscious effort, is something that I have never experienced before by anyone. How right she is in saying that “You Don’t need a Title to Make a Difference.”

    • sDee

      I might venture to say that it is primal. The stirrings of the soul of a freeman.

      Feelings pushed further back into our minds by decades of mind numbing pseudo intellectual propaganda and social engineering.

      It is deep within us – Palin brings it out – just as she does the instinctual fear in natural slaves and their masters.

      • korn8131

        Thanks Dee, I’m finally starting to understand why the GOP rinos and the social progressives what her kept in a box. She is a danger to their existence as a political force.

        • sDee

          Yes. None of this is essentially complex so why does nothing make sense? Why are the fundamentals of a Republic obscured, as politics get exponentially more complex and harder to understand?

          For me it helps to start with the assumption of our Founders – all government evolves to tyranny and absolute power. No Party is immune or above it. In that context, it started to make sense.

  • OneThinDime

    Called Rick Perry’s office and they stated the code does not permit lowering for non-active duty service members. I asked that he isue an Executive Order because if ever there were a reason, this would be it. His office # is (512) 463-2000.

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  • poljunkie

    I just saw this on twitchy re Chris

    “We can’t all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by.” Will Rogers

    (My husband was very broken up over Chris’s death. If it were up to him he would have driven to Dallas.)

  • Patriot077
  • CitizenVetUSA

    Her attendance also is in behalf of us who cannot be there to express what is in our hearts.

    Godspeed Chris Kyle a true American Patriot.

    • crosshr

      Amen !



  • this is all for show and this coming from a farmer
    PALIN supporter. My heartfelt sympothy goes to Chris Kyle and his family
    he us a hero.

    • sarahsupporter

      What does “farmer Palin supporter” mean? And what do you mean its all for show??

      She wants the country to recognize this great hero because our president will not.

    • TxGold

      What did you farm?

    • TxGold

      What did you farm?

  • tinlizzieowner

    Must not be a golf course close, or Obama would have shown up. 😉

  • Lefsa123

    What a dumbo! It is not Sarah Palin’s decision as to whether or not the flags are flown at half mast or not. Even as a half term Goveror, she should be able to figure that one out! No class at all–so many people worked with Kyle on Stars Earn Stripes and Sarah makes a big announcement about how she and tomcat are coming–am sure that Dean Cain will also be there and won’t try to draw all the attention his way. Wouldn’t be surprised that Sarah also brings along her personal photographer (family member) and charges $1000 per picture for anyone who wants to get their picture taken with her. Someone should clue this nitwit into funeral manners–it isn’t all about the Palins; classy people come but don’t tip off the media or make demands of the President; and if a person doesn’t want to have their homes robbed or have problems with a stalker, they don’t broadcast their every move. Can see why FOX News got tired of her showboating.

    • westernhunter

      Your a real creep

    • 3seven77

      Pardon me, your Palin Derangement Syndrome is showing. And it’s not pretty.

    • TxGold

      Wow lefsa, your childish rant isn’t very impressive. Try it on huff-po, it will work great over there.

    • MissMyGuy

      There were petitions circulating to get flags lowered to half staff. Both to Gov Perry and to the White House. I think she was just trying to help that petition drive. And also to remind people that Obama gave no shout out to this fallen soldier. Not so much as a lowered flag.

      Chris Kyle was Todd and Sarah’s friend. They had every right and obligation to be there.

    • 57thunderbird

      Take off troll!

    • crosshr

      thanks for defining current potus and all his ill cabinet members,like Pelosi & Reid. I know you heavily mourn Hillary resign. That’s twice in a row, after your hero creep like Weiner the perv. got forced out of congress.

    • 3seven77

      “Someone should clue this nitwit into funeral manners–“

      Speaking of funeral manners, let’s take a look at another recent example. Wasn’t it Obama and Hillary who said that Ambassador Chris Stevens was their “close friend” as they stood next to his casket and the caskets of the three other Americans murdered in Benghazi and lied through their teeth about “a video”? Is that what you mean by “proper funeral manners”?

    • KenInMontana

      You can “Lefsa” your way on out the door, 1..2..3.., bye troll.

      • white531

        aahh geez, Ken. I didn’t see your post. and I was just beginning to have fun. Let him stay awhile longer next time.

    • Way to introduce yourself.

    • suedixon

      why don’t you take your hate speech somewhere else? we know trolls when they come here. You are just JEALOUS of Gov. Palin because she stand for good over evil
      unlike the dumbo we have been stuck with because of idiots like you who voted for him because you are too lazy to get a job. you just want government to take care of you all your life. Those of us who do work, play by the rules, are tired of paying for everyone else. We are not rich either. We barely make enough to live on but we cut spending unlike the idiot in the White House who has never hired, fired or even done a payroll. wonder if you ever got a job from a poor person? only one’s who have have been the likes of politicians. They are our EMPLOYEES and should be FIRED for not doing their job – i.e passing a budget in the senate and failing to vote on republican bills passed in the house that are sitting on democrat harry reid’s desk.

    • white531

      You just have to love Trolls. I mean, there’s just nothing like them out there.

      What do we get? Maybe four or five a week? Maybe two good ones in that mix?

      They all barge in here like they just found out about The Right Scoop ten minutes ago, and proceed to unload all their pent-up vitriol against Conservatives in one single comment. No introduction. No explanation of where they came from, or how they found the site. They’re just angry and they want everyone to know it.

      If I were The Right Scoop, I would use Trolls as a measure of how Scoop is expanding, and reaching wider audiences and more people who think this country and it’s principles are worth saving. The more Trolls, the wider our audience. It’s that simple.

      It’s a barometer.

      As for what you do with them when they come here, as far as I am concerned, they’re fair game. You can ignore them, or you can fun with them. Depending on my mood, I do both. Personally, I rate them on a scale of one to ten. This one’s about a three, and I’m being generous, believe me.

      The electronic wonder we call the Internet, allows total brain-dead idiots to make outrageous statements, that they would not make in front of you. It gives you an idea of what they would be like, if you met them in person.

      In any case, Trolls are part of the landscape. Enjoy them, hate them, ignore them. At different times, I do all of the above.

      But I do love the way the Moderators on this site let them run for awhile. Long enough to give us a little fun, at least. I live in Tucson, so I compare it to the rodeo. How long can the buckaroo stay on that really mean horse? The rodeo is great entertainment. So are Trolls.

      Someday, I am going to write a book about Trolls. I will be sure to include all the funniest exchanges that occurred here on Scoop. I’ll send an autographed copy to Sarah. I’m sure she’ll enjoy it.

      So, lefsa, what was your real purpose in coming here this evening? You must have more on your mind than bashing Sarah. Because if bashing Sarah was your only reason for gracing us with your presence here this evening, I’m afraid you wasted your time. But then, those on the Left often do that. It’s unexplainable to the rest of us, but I am able to accept it for what it is.

      Life is full of mysteries. Liberal thought is just one of them.

  • 1217Chic

    Classy lady….so sad situation…..I thought about how he would have made a great Senator one day….RIP Hero.

  • MominNV

    A First Class ACT as Always. RIP Mr. Kyle & Godspeed.

  • 57thunderbird

    This woman has more class in her pinky finger than BO has in his entire body.God bless you and your family Mrs.Palin.

  • misterlogic0013

    true blue Sarah Palin .. She has an army in her grips .. silent majority / Tea Party .. America’s finest Chris Kyle, Sarah Palin .. Chris your in my prayers ..

  • OneThinDime

    Here is the video of Taya Kyle, Chris Kyle’s wife from his memorial today at Cowboy Stadium. Grab the box of Kleenex first.

  • dk_in_tn

    God Bless Sarah.

  • theslob

    Just curious if Obama mentioned anything about the funeral today?

  • white531

    This is a little off topic, but it relates to what we all feel about a Patriot’s death, and the unwillingness of this President, and this Administration, and the Governor of the Great State of Texas, not to lower the flags in respect for this man’s service to his country.

    It makes me sick, because we used to be better than this, both as a country and as a people. We are one step away from becoming a Socialist nation. The next step after Socialism is Communism. Read your History.

    We have stopped honoring the brave among us who gave their lives to make sure we remain a free nation. It is a turning point in our History. We have become so politically correct that our Christian principles and the principles of Freedom, that so many died for, don’t seem to matter anymore.

    It’s too easy to blame it on a street organizer from Chicago. While he may be the physical representation of what is wrong, you have to remember he only applied for the job. We hired him. Not once, but twice.

    No, something is wrong with America, not with our leaders. The leaders are just actors in the play. What is wrong with America, is what is wrong with us. We allowed this to happen. If it is going to be fixed and set right again, it won’t be because of our leaders. It will be because of us.

    It will be because we finally reached a point where we stopped watching Hollywood movies and started paying attention again, to the things that are really important.

    Because we even started going to church again. Dumb idea, I know.

    • jodypear

      No. Wise. God be with you. He is all we finally have–after all our searching for some other answer, ANY other answer. There is a good poem that addresses this; it’s called “God Our Refuge” by Richard Chevenix Trench. I encourage everyone to impress upon their children, who may have to live through more of this than we do, to know God and cling to Him and His promises and BE what men and women were created to be–till the end. Bless.

      • white531

        God bless you. Welcome to Scoop.

  • poljunkie

    I heard Chris’ wife memorial to him was an incredible, passionate tribute, that barely left a dry eye. Including her.

    At one point when she briefly lost her composure the Marine standing next to her, gave his glove to her to use as a tissue.

    That display cracks my heart, and his care of her… it encapsulates honor and commitment.