In the best tradition of the privileged and entitled, Paulie “lyin’ Ryan stopped in at a local soup kitchen. He hoped you all would notice. He made sure to wait for the media to get along with the cameras and such just in case they feel the need to show Merika what a fine and compassionate dude our Paulie really was.
Problem was that Paulie waited so long for the media types to git there, that all those creepy icky, sometimes smelly poor people had already been served and headed out mostly. So Paulie, said, “shucks, I didn’t know they ate at noon! We usually have cocktails at 1 and a Cobb salad (hold the ham, hold the cheese) at 1:30. But I can wash some dishes! Oh, all washed? Well dang, well no one will ever know, give me a pan and washing thingie and let’s get those pictures!”
I few minutes later, Paulie was seen directing his handlers to a guy walking slowly down the hallway. “Hey, he looks like a homeless man, that jacket is definitely not this season’s Ralph Lauren!” Whereupon the gentleman was stopped and urged to come talk to the next Vice President. “Vice President of what?” the man growled.
Whereupon Paulie, strode up careful to not touch anything that might be infested with crawling insects, and said,
“Hey dude, how’s it going? I’m Paul Ryan, running mate of Mitt Romney!”
“Huh, Gloves? I don’t need no gloves, not yet anyhow. Still pretty warm. Hey what’s with all the lights? I know my rights, are you the police? I want a lawyer.”
“Nobody here to arrest you my good man. Can you tell me what it’s like to not have your own bed to sleep in? Are you cold at night? Must be hard to keep up with episodes of Masterpiece Theatre huh? Do they have big screens in the shelter?”
“Ya got a buck man? I could use a smoke?”
“Smoke? No. Bad for your health man. Do you work out? I work out. You probably saw the pictures of me, pretty buff don’t you think?”
“Well a buck then for some coffee? Anything will help.”
“Oh sorry man, I don’t carry money with me. Why do you need money? The shelter has a bed for ya, and this kitchen feeds ya. I mean what else do you need. Oh, wait, I can see by the look of them teeth, that you could probably use a new toothbrush–where do you keep it dude? in your pocket?”
“Are you nuts? Get away from me you fucker, and take your damn lights. Who are all those guys standing there with microphones? “HEY, what you lookin’ at?”
“Whoa, easy now guy. Well nice talking to you. I feel your pain and all that. Vote Romney, Ryan!”
That was the conversation you didn’t hear, because Paulie’s handlers kinda knew it would go about as it went. But hey the media saw him actually speaking conversationally with a bona fide poor person. And he washed a pot in a bona fide soup kitchen. Mission accomplished!
It’s all about appearances ya know. It’s only about appearances.
My dirty pots are waitin’ for ya Paulie. I also got some doggy poo in the back yard that needs picking up.
- Why Ryan would wash a clean pot (maddowblog.msnbc.com)
- BUSTED: Charity Prez Objects To Ryan’s Soup Kitchen Photo Op (occupytvstations.com)
- We Tried To Remain Non-Political But How Far Is Too Far? (eagleradio97.wordpress.com)
- Paul Ryan’s Compassionate Conservatism (crooksandliars.com)
- Paul Ryan Busted For Staged Photo-Op At Soup Kitchen Where He Pretended To Wash Dishes (businessinsider.com)
- Paul Ryan washes clean dishes in cynical soup kitchen photo op (tv.msnbc.com)
- Paul Ryan Scrubs Already Washed Soup-Kitchen Pots Because That’s How Much He Cares (nymag.com)
- Ryan Accused of ‘Barging’ Into Kitchen (abcnews.go.com)
- No soup for you: Ryan makes unauthorized stop at soup kitchen (timesunion.com)
- Ohio Photo Op Flop: Paul Ryan Pretends to Wash Already Clean Pot in Empty Homeless Shelter (pensitoreview.com)
I don’ know Sherry. I know him and Romney are trying to erase that image Romney created about the 47% but Ryan’s handlers should have told him that this kind of target probably can’t vote for them anyway and not because they is po and dependent on the gubermint but because they don’t have the necessary paper work to get picture IDs.
“What’s that” you say. “they don’t have a safe deposit box they can keep all of their valuables in while they is homeless”?
Yep, Romney was right. “Those people” just can’t take personal responsibility for themselves. 😉
lol…it was all for the purpose of showing how truly they care about the poor. Bull
Best comment I saw a news site was from a guy who’d worked as a dishwasher. GLOVES were required, even back in the day. How do you know Ryan’s never washed any pots? No gloves!
Don’t hold your breath waitin’ for Mr Ryan to give ya a helping hand. The Prez kicked some ass last night!
Snoring Dog Studio said:
I can’t even laugh over this at all. This incident is so emblematic of the out-of-touch, self-centered, and opportunistic nature of the Republicans and the RR campaign. I love that the owner of the soup kitchen is furious that they bulldozed their way into the kitchen. It is all artifice – this false caring about people they will have nothing to do with if elected.
Yep, it’s all hollywood glitz and showmanship. Photo ops are all the rage.