Fahrklempt Moment of the Day

“This was one of the most poignant moments of the President’s first term. He was visiting wounded warriors in the ICU at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 1, 2012. He had just presented a Purple Heart to Sgt. Chase Haag, who had been injured by an IED just hours before. Sgt. Haag was covered with a blanket and it was difficult to see how badly he was injured. He was also seemingly unconscious so the President whispered in his ear so not to wake him. Just then, there was a rustling under the blanket and Sgt. Haag, eyes still closed, reached his hand out to shake hands with the President.”
From “Pete Souza’s Portrait of a Presidency,” Time
I contrast this with Paul Ryan washing already clean pots and pans at an Ohio soup kitchen for as look as it took to get his picture taken pretending to care about our hungry.

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Paul Ryan’s Hunger Games

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.”