Paul Ryan breezed into a soup kitchen in Ohio, got photographed washing already clean pans, and left!
From “Charity president unhappy about Paul Ryan soup kitchen photo op,” Felicia Sonmez, WaPo:
“The head of a northeast Ohio charity says that the Romney campaign last week ‘ramrodded their way’ into the group’s Youngstown soup kitchen so that GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan could get his picture taken washing dishes in the dining hall.
“Brian J. Antal, president of the Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society, said that he was not contacted by the Romney campaign ahead of the Saturday morning visit by Ryan….
“’We’re a faith-based organization; we are apolitical because the majority of our funding is from private donations,’ Antal said in a phone interview Monday afternoon. ‘It’s strictly in our bylaws not to do it. They showed up there, and they did not have permission. They got one of the volunteers to open up the doors.’
“He added: ‘The photo-op they did wasn’t even accurate. He did nothing. He just came in here to get his picture taken at the dining hall.’
“Photographers snapped photos and TV cameras shot footage of Ryan and his family washing pots and pans that did not appear to be dirty.”