From the Washington Times:
The head of a northeast Ohio charity says that the Romney campaign last week “ramrodded their way” into the group’s Youngstown soup kitchen so that GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan could get his picture taken washing dishes in the dining hall.
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.”
One of my old acting teachers, Dan Kozloff used to say that acting isn’t about the showing of emotions put the performing of objectives. His Mantra was “You don’t get hungry, you eat. You don’t get aroused, you get laid.”.
What we see from this incident is Paul Ryan saying “Look, I care.” instead of actually caring.
Ryan should be damn grateful that this didn’t come out before the VP debate. If you thought Biden was laughing too much before, this would have driven him to Ed Wynn as Uncle Albert in “Mary Poppins” levels of mirth. (Lucky for Biden too. Have you ever tried to get a Vice-President down from a ceiling during a laughing fit? Trust me, it’s never pretty.)