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Soup Kitchen

Paul Ryan DID

Wash Dirty Dishes

10/16/2012 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

101612_brian_antal_launchThe guy who runs the Ohio soup kitchen that Paul Ryan appeared at this weekend tells TMZ ... contrary to his earlier statement, Ryan DID get dirty with dirty dishes.

Brian Antal tells us ... the V.P. hopeful was only at the kitchen for 10 to 15 minutes and only interacted with one of their "clients."

Antal -- who wasn't at the soup kitchen at the time of the Ryan visit -- said his volunteers left some dirty dishes in the kitchen for Ryan to clean.

But when we asked him if the Ryan people had orchestrated the dish-cleaning stunt, Antal said, "No comment."

There is video floating around, showing Ryan giving a pan one scrub -- and that was the extent of the washing.

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61.

MrR    

What next? BJ'S in the WH!

674 days ago
62.

Areader    

Brian J. Antal, president of the Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society, said that he was not contacted by the Romney campaign ahead of the Saturday morning visit by Ryan, who stopped by the soup kitchen after a town hall at Youngstown State University.
“We’re a faith-based organization; we are apolitical because the majority of our funding is from private donations,” Antal said in a phone interview Monday afternoon. “It’s strictly in our bylaws not to do it. They showed up there, and they did not have permission. They got one of the volunteers to open up the doors.”
He added: “The photo-op they did wasn’t even accurate. He did nothing. He just came in here to get his picture taken at the dining hall.”

674 days ago
63.

deb    

except that the director said the dishes were clean and ryan tells the boy he is going to "water the pans" and the kid would dry them.
tmz that is wrong.

674 days ago
64.

Kate    

WOW, a politician created a photo op. That IS big news.

Speaking of news, did you hear about that time our Ambassador and several other Amercians were killed in a terrorist attack in Benghazi and then the president had his people blame it on some stupid You Tube video for WEEKS afterward?

Or the one where Obama said a stimulus package would keep us from hitting 8% unemployment, but instead we were over 8% UE for 43 months?

Or the time when Obama acted like Big Bird would cease to exist if the government stopped providing funding to PBS, when it's ridiculous to think that the number one cash cow of that organization would be on their list of budget items to trim?

674 days ago
65.

Bolivar    

Who besides me likes the way the "Like/Hate" numbers are running on this one? :>)

674 days ago
66.

Laurie    

Total photo op.

674 days ago
67.

HRH Prince Michael    

@AReader: Be sure, the hierarchies of most "Christian" denominations, have long betrayed the Godly-anointed House of David, in sinister collusion
with "Worldly Powers". ALL, unfit and unworthy for
The Kingdom of The True and Living Yahweh.


Nonetheless: The St. Vincent de Paul Society is probably one of the most dedicated and valuable service-organizations, on the planet. Their quiet work in communities across our country, is exemplary.

674 days ago
68.

belmarjerzy    

Yeah tmz and he dated a black girl in college too. Who cares!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This fake guy can go **** him self just like all the rest. Funny so called "smart ppl" actually buy into this crap is funny to me. He can post picks like wthis and put up thaty fake ass smile all he wants i read all the way through. Anyone planning to hit up my mother in taxes only because she's so called "middle class" and turn around and give the ****ing rich *******s more tax breaks can BURN IN HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! **** UM.

674 days ago
69.

youwantme    

I haven't seen bozo or his wife chewbacca cleaning dishes, I see them vacationing on taxpayer money. Get them out of the white house don't let them steel the furniture like the Clinton's did

674 days ago
70.

Anna Bradley    

Once again, your biased reporting stands out. If you don't like the person you seem to love to misrepresent the facts/storyline.

674 days ago
71.

Selebraties Suck    

Dear TMZ,

Thanks for making this a story while NOT reporting that our President (and TMZ's messiah) left an ambassador, two Navy Seals and another service member to die, because Obambam wanted to be on The View.

Signed,
The Adminstration

674 days ago
72.

Dino     

Woow, The Rich boy want to show off that he is not just a semi-pretty face only ***

674 days ago
73.

Cooper    

At least Paul Ryan didn't go on a radio talk show and answer questions about what he thinks of the Mariah Carey and Nicky Minaj brouhaha.........Really? The Leader of the Free World addressing the Carey/Ninaj feud? Don't we have other things to talk about two days before another debate?

674 days ago
74.

TIFFANY    

I just watch the full video of him washing the dishes on NBC online, and I cannot believe my eyes. He really is washing clean dishes! Now I am trying to understand how this appears.. Is this a photo op to show that he likes to work in a soup kitchen? Does this means that he cares about the poor? I am sorry but appears to be so FAKE and "trying to hard" . It appears that he sold out, Ryan you had to know that this looks like desperation and real, while watching that video I felt embarrassed for him.

674 days ago
75.

blueskies    

Who gives a rat's ass - guess he should have weighed in on something important like the Mariah/Nicky beat down...that seems to get a more favorable response from you dolts.

674 days ago
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