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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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76.

lynne    

Look at their lovely, clean, freshly-ironed aprons! Their PR team overlooked that detail. Idiots--the team and the Ryans. God help the USA if these clowns get elected.

704 days ago
77.

myopinion    

That is a GREAT photo op...bet he has never washed a pot! SMDH

704 days ago
78.

MotherofFive    

Harvey and TMZ: EVERY time you show your obsessive pro Obama tilt you loose faith with your devoted readers. Stop Your Political Bias! Stick to the entertainment bread and butter, PLZ.

704 days ago
79.

Scary    

This is no different than what all politicians do - another non-story for TMZ. How about Obama's shameless photo op at Dover Air Force base??
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20090017-503544.html
and
http://nicedeb.wordpress.com/2009/10/30/obama-at-dover-air-force-base-photo-op-or-tribute/

A phony salute to the fallen is a lot worse than some fake dishwashing. But the point is, they all do it - get over yourselves TMZ.

704 days ago
80.

e33    

Lyin Ryan is right at home in the kitchen. After all, he was a male cheerleader.

704 days ago
81.

Seldombinlaid    

You couldn't have gotten the Prince of Fools, or his lacky Biden to even pose for a picture like that.

704 days ago
82.

DON    

Must be a slow news day.

704 days ago
83.

tmr    

TMZ - stay the hell out of politics. You guys no nothing about the real world!!!!!!!

704 days ago
84.

NINA    

What the hell is S.O.P. AND B.F.D??

704 days ago
85.

sean    

Great photo op. I'll give it to these republicans they know how to fake it until they make it.

Republicans get in 4 years maybe 8 than a Democrat will have to come in clean things up like usual.

I blame the voting public, we are such a skitzo nation when it comes to politics.

We need to toss all out Rep and Dem and start all over again.

704 days ago
86.

Mike    

If Obama did this would TMZ care?

704 days ago
87.

Mike    

TMZ, so blatantly liberal. I guess four more years of failure is good for trashy gossip sites

704 days ago
88.

WTF    

Let's be fair. Romney hasn't washed any pots either. He didn't work a single day in 2011, earned almost $14 million dollars from investments (not money hidden in offshore accounts) and paid a lower rate than most taxpayers that actually work 40-60... hours per week. All that time on his hands and still didn't wash any pots.

704 days ago
89.

obama'saracist    

tmz you posted a lie,your a liar your worse than the politicians

704 days ago
90.

BigFrank    

I smell douchery (wow i should really rephrase that)

704 days ago
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