Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Congressman Ryan Scrubs a Clean Pot

Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan is getting quite the reputation for make believe. His most recent foray into photo-op wishful thinking came at a Youngstown, Ohio, soup kitchen, where he arrived unannounced, barged into the already clean kitchen, and started scrubbing already scrubbed pots and pans for the cameras. Strictly for the cameras.

The president of the Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society was not amused: “We’re a faith-based organization; we are apolitical because the majority of our funding is from private donations. 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. 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.”

The excruciatingly fake moment was captured by video cameras:

Jesus's words in Matthew 6 leap to mind:
"Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men."

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