Oh hey! That’s Paul Ryan washing a clean pot and trying to look like he’s at one with the common man.
Ryan and family visited a soup kitchen after all the homeless and volunteers had pretty much cleared out. His handlers said he had a town hall when the meal was served. OK. I get that. But….
From Washington Post:
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.
“We had a Hobart, though, which was — you get calluses on your fingers because it’s so hot,” he said, referring to the Hobart industrial dishwashing machine.
Yeah, Paul. I did that too at a resort near Shell Lake when I was 18. Indeed the water was hot but – callouses?
Then and now things with hot water have stayed the same: water softens your hands.
I’m smelling some bullshittery.
I don’t expect to like the guy but DAMN. Yes, he could be he mis-remembering something. But really. This man has no self-awareness. People have been noticing Ryan drops lies like Snoop Dogg drops a frigging beat. This dude drops a falsehood like Hansel and Gretel dropped bread crumbs!
Biden said it right. This guy’s fulla malarkey.
Journalism. It’s still out there.
My hat’s off to Washington Post, by the way. CBS, AP, NBC and New York Times all ran a crisp little photo of Ryan’s washing with no information to let you understand he was just posing. It took Washington Post to tell the rest of it. [I learned this from Bag News Notes]
blue cheddar bonus:
It makes everyone warm and fuzzy inside to see a politician suddenly remember the homeless exist [photo op!]. But ’tis a nauseating pity to know the same fellows do close to nothing to alleviate the plight of those same people with the power vested in them as government officials.
Scott Walker and fam-damily did some soup kitchen service in this Christmas ad from December 2011.
Merry Christmas and Happy Nauseating Holiday Greetings from the Walkers