Oh, that crazy compassionate conservatism strikes again! And once again, it’s all style and no substance.
Paul Ryan visited a soup kitchen here Saturday on his way to the airport, but by the time the GOP vice presidential nominee and his family had arrived shortly before noon, the grits, sausage and doughnuts had already been served, the hall was empty of patrons, and the volunteers appeared to have already cleaned up.
When Ryan did talk to some men who appeared to be homeless,- as he did when he left the venue, reporters were not allowed to listen in on the exchange.
So in the interest of charity:
Ryan, his wife and their young children headed to the kitchen, donned white aprons and offered to clean up some dishes.
Ryan stood at the sink and took some large metal pans that did not appear to be dirty,soaped them up and rinsed them, remarking as the cameras clicked and the TV cameras rolled that he had spent a summer washing dishes when he was younger.
Ah…washing the already-clean pans for the cameras. Yup, I certainly got the taste of the importance of charity and volunteerism from this, didn’t you?
Of course right-wingers and Republicans will just cry about the fact that this was pointed out and blame the “liberal media” for trying to smear Ryan, without addressing the fact that he completely faked this.