Question of the Day: Should Michelle Obama Have Attended Chris Kyle’s Funeral?

Chris Kyle Sniper Author Shooting Memorial (courtesy

“The first lady, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett attended the funeral,” reports. That would be the funeral for Hadiya Pendleton, the 15-year-old girl gunned down by gang bangers in The Windy City. Today, “Nearly 7,000 people, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her husband, attended the service [for ex-Navy SEAL Chris Kyle]. Dozens of military personnel and others were seated in front of the podium near the Dallas Cowboys’ star at midfield, where Kyle’s coffin was placed at the beginning . . . Kyle completed four tours of duty in Iraq and wrote the best-selling book ‘American Sniper.'” It may seem indelicate to ask, but shouldn’t the First Lady, the VP or some top Obama aide have attended Kyle’s funeral?