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Paul Ryan

Shameless Soup Kitchen

Photo Op

10/16/2012 6:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paul Ryan washing dishes at a soup kitchen
Veep wannabee Paul Ryan pulled a fast one at an empty soup kitchen, pretending to pitch in and wash dishes that were already clean ... this according to the President of the charity.

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 ... and the dishes, pots and pans were already washed.

Antal says he was not at the kitchen at the time of Ryan's visit -- but says if he was, Ryan would not have been allowed inside because the soup kitchen has a strict apolitical stance. 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."

We tried getting a comment from Ryan's camp, to no avail.

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dick felterflapp    

Of course TMZ will say anything negative about Romney?Ryan that they can. Um, yeah, no bias here. I think it's because Harvey never achieved full growth...and that includes his body parts as well.

734 days ago
137.

RevJames    

U can see he is lying AGAIN (running time, body fat, Medicare/aid) the pot is CLEAN and so are the aprons!!

734 days ago
138.

Yankeemon90    

Who am I going to believe? Nameless soup kitchen employee that obviously is bashing Ryan because of his politics, or Paul Ryan?

I think I'll go with the latter! Romney-Ryan 2012!

734 days ago
139.

TIFFANY    

Barbara Doherty is certainly NOT a Mom for Mitt. The mother of 42-year-old slain Navy SEAL Glen Doherty, Barbara has had to take a tough stance and speak out against Governor Romney in recent days, because she was fed up with the way he had been using her late son's name to win votes.

See, while on the campaign trail, Romney's been giving a stump spiel about meeting a Navy SEAL at a Christmas party. His aim: To pay tribute to the courage of our troops, specifically Barbara's son, Glen, who upon hearing of the uproar, headed toward the action to try to defend the consulate. Tragically, Glen ended up being one of four Americans killed in the attack on the Benghazi consulate. But that sure doesn't make his story fair game for Romney to further his political agenda, his mother says.

Barbara Doherty told local Boston ABC affiliate WHDH 7:

I don't trust Romney. He shouldn't make my son's death part of his political agenda. It's wrong to use these brave young men, who wanted freedom for all, to degrade Obama.

http://thestir.cafemom.com/in_the_news/144869/mom_of_dead_navy_seal

734 days ago
140.

lil    

Can we sue this rich aholes for violating truth in advertising laws?

734 days ago
141.

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S.O.P. ??
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B.F.D. ??

734 days ago
142.

Lisa    

Really this is news? How about our idiot for a president covering a 4 men being killed in Libya. That's news.

734 days ago
143.

F-all    

ALL POLITICIANS LIE...THE POSITION OF POWER IS A CORRUPT POSITION. IF YOU PUT GHANDI IN THAT POSITION HE WOULD DO THE SAME CRAP THAT ALL THESE POLITICIANS DO. THE POSITION OF POWER IS A HOMICIDAL, LYING, DISEASE SPREADING, PRISON BUILDING, BABY RAPING, WAR MONGERING, RACIST, FASCIST, DRUG PUSHING, GREED PERPETUATING, ANTI-LIFE, ANTI-JUSTICE, PRO- HATE, PRO-GREED, PRO-THE DESTRUCTION OF HUMANITY TO MANIFEST THE DESTINY OF THE SICK MINORITY WHO CONTROL THE WORLD WHILE CREATING A MIDDLE CLASS TO BUFFER THEMSELVES FROM THE MAJORITY OF WORKING CLASS, WORKING POOR, AND POOR PEOPLE WHO ARE THE CHEAP HANDS EMPLOYED TO DO THEIR BIDDING ... THESE PEOPLE WOULDN'T WASH THEIR FEET IN THE POT THE MAJORITY OF US EAT OUT OF, LET ALONE WASH ONE!

VOTE FOR NOBODY!!!!

734 days ago
144.

fwbrad    

This is Clinton 101. That was his entire presidency. And Obama is right there with the fake photo opps.

734 days ago
145.

Lola    

The guy, Antal, certainly is not apolitical, even if he claims his kitchen is. He's very bitter, nasty about Ryan. He could instead have been glad that any publicity was thrown his way. Might help his organization. Instead, he's got to be sure to insult, and it turns out, lies. And why is this a TMZ story? Harvey, your guy's going to lose.

734 days ago
146.

cj    

what does s.o.p. and b.f.d. mean?

734 days ago
147.

Laura    

Obama got off a plane in Iraq and passed by hundreds of soldiers, had a photo op acting like he was playing basketball with the troops, and got back on the plane....A soup kitchen is nothing compared to that.

734 days ago
148.

shannon    

so what's the big deal if only a photo op? there is a person in the white house right now doing the same thing, acting like a president and is photographed at every opertunity!

734 days ago
149.

Pig Society    

Who the hell washes dishes with a tie and a white shirt.

I'd be like wtv if it was just a photo op, but there's so much wrong with the picture it's almost horrifying to what extent people can tolerate just because of hate.

732 days ago
150.

teresa    

For paul ryan the dishwashing incident in the soup kitchen was just one of many appearences he's made where he pretends to know or do something and has no idea that most people realize he's just a phony baloney b'ser, I personally hate idiots like him, and
probably at least half of Wisconsin does too!

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