Vice Presidential hopeful Paul Ryan pulled a fast one at an empty soup kitchen, pretending to pitch in and wash dishes that were already clean just for a photo op.
Ryan, his wife Janna, and their children donned white aprons and washed dishes — that appeared to be clean — after a campaign stop Saturday in Canfield, Ohio.
Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society President Brian J. Antal says Ryan and his wife showed up at the kitchen in Youngstown, Ohio, AFTER all of the food had been served and the patrons had left.
Antal told the Washington Post Monday that if the Romney campaign had inquired through the proper channels, their request to have the Ryan family volunteer at the non-partisan charity center would have been denied. Antal says Ryan’s team convinced one of the kitchen volunteers to open the doors.
Antal says Ryan was there 15 minutes and it was just a shameless photo op, adding, “He did nothing. He just came in here to get his picture taken at the dining hall.”
This is a shame.