Ryan Family Fakes Charitable Work for Cameras
In one of the more repulsive photo-ops ever manufactured by a political campaign, the Ryan family turns up uninvited at a soup kitchen in Ohio and proceeds to scrub already-clean pots and pans:
The head of a charity in northeastern Ohio where Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and his family were photographed cleaning dishes over the weekend said Monday that Ryan was not authorized to be on the premises and “did nothing” while there.
Brian J. Antag, president of the Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society in Youngstown, told the Washington Post that the Romney campaign had not asked to make the Saturday visit to the soup kitchen. He said that he runs an apolitical faith-based organization which has bylaws barring it from hosting political candidates, and that the visit jeopardized donations from private individuals.
And it gets even more sleazy:
While television cameras rolled and photographers snapped pictures, the Wisconsin congressman discussed washing dishes while he was younger. He said he would get calluses on his fingers due to the heat from the industrial machine. You can see the video at left.
OMG! Child labor! Paul Ryan’s sob story of his impoverished childhood! What’s next, how he ate worms for protein and walked four miles each way to school, barefoot?
Full story here: cbsnews.com