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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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16.

boz    

Poseur.

707 days ago
17.

sirklza    

Ryan: It's Obama's fault I went to a closed soup kitchen to clean already clean pots..

707 days ago
18.

Edwood    

What a phony!

707 days ago
19.

Enough    

So, Obama's been doing it for the last four years.

707 days ago
20.

Amy    

Oh wow, a politician lying and faking something! I am so shocked!!! Not, what an *******

707 days ago
21.

Eva Stuart    

It's about time that people are staring to notice the shameless biases of these stories

707 days ago
22.

WTF    

Ryan, Romney. Both complete frauds. Where's the surprise here? Unfortunately they are beginning to fool those that have been hearing the lies so many times. God help us if these 2 get elected.

707 days ago
23.

anony    

He needs to do a better job of faking it.
Doesn't he know that--instantly--everyone will know the truth about the picture?

707 days ago
24.

CitySide    

Hmm. Obama just did the same thing only with the soldiers at Ft Hood. Brief photo op in the gym, didn't even bother with the soldiers in the hospital there! The day prior, Laura and George Bush spent over 6 hours with the Ft. Hood soldiers.

707 days ago
25.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Pointing fingers at others is immature when you're 8, it's amazing so many adults fall back on it.

Paul Ryan has been trying on every cliche tactic out there since he was chosen to run. Maybe other people do the same thing, if they do, it's equally as dumb, but the isn't about them, it's about Paul Ryan--and Paul Ryan obviously thinks people are dumb enough to go for this crap.

707 days ago
26.

TheVolleyballGod    

Shameless? Far from it, more like the real world, perhaps Paul should have done a photop sitting in a computer chair with a bag of munchies next to TMZ employees.

707 days ago
27.

Poopey Poopstein    

Obama a racist moozlim.

707 days ago
28.

gossipgirl86    

FAKE AZZ...JUST LIKE THE PRESIDENTIAL CANIDATE!

707 days ago
29.

jrcole    

so what howmany photo ops has obama done get real the man only wants to be with rappers and movie stars when it is anyone else it is set up

707 days ago
30.

Laura    

I didn't vote, because I don't know what "S.O.P." and "B.F.D." mean.

707 days ago
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