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NBC Unearths Major Scandal: Paul Ryan May Have Washed Dishes That Were Already Clean
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Posted on 10/16/2012 10:12:38 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

NBC Unearths Major Scandal: Paul Ryan May Have Washed Dishes That Were Already Clean By Kyle Drennen Created 10/16/2012 - 12:21pm

In a pathetic attempt to smear Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan ahead of Tuesday's second presidential debate, NBC's Today seized on a story in Monday's Washington Post accusing Ryan and his family of washing already clean pots and pans at a soup kitchen in Ohio for a photo-op. Co-host Matt Lauer wondered: "Would a campaign do that? We're gonna talk about it." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

Following a report on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton taking responsibility for security failures in the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, political director and chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd actually treated the supposed dishwashing incident as if it were a scandal: "Paul Ryan is dealing with some fallout from that weekend photo-op....something that – that the campaign is a little nervous about because they're trying to get through this idea of whether they're in touch or out of touch."

ABC's Good Morning America and CBS This Morning chose not to cover dishwashing-gate.

After Todd's reporting on the manufactured controversy, Lauer turned to former McCain advisor and MSNBC contributor Steve Schmidt, again asking: "Is it within the realm of possibility that Paul Ryan was washing clean dishes? Would a campaign do that, Steve?" Schmidt replied: "It is absolutely within the realm of possibility." That prompted a roar of laughter, with Lauer adding: "I thought you were gonna say no...Wow, okay, that's good."

In the Washington Post article, Brian Antal, president of the Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society charity that ran the soup kitchen, attacked the Romney campaign for having "ramrodded their way" into the facility.

Antal claimed to be politically independent, however, the Post later updated the item to note that he had voted in Democratic primaries for the past 17 years.

Here are portions of the October 16 coverage that included the cheap shot:

7:01AM ET

MATT LAUER: We all know that campaigns are about creating images. Well, some people are paying attention to this image right here, that's Paul Ryan, he was washing dishes at a soup kitchen in Ohio over the weekend. But now the charity's president says the dishes that he was washing were already clean. Would a campaign do that? We're gonna talk about it.

(...)

7:05AM ET

CHUCK TODD: Meantime, Paul Ryan is dealing with some fallout from that weekend photo-op. He visited a soup kitchen in Ohio, cleaned dishes. Well now, according to the Washington Post, the charity's president says those dishes were, in fact, already clean. Matt, it is something that – that the campaign is a little nervous about because they're trying to get through this idea of whether they're in touch or out of touch.

(...)

7:05AM ET

LAUER: You've run your share of campaigns. Is it within the realm of possibility that Paul Ryan was washing clean dishes? Would a campaign do that, Steve?

STEVE SCHMIDT: It is absolutely within the realm of possibility.

[LAUGHTER]

LAUER: I thought you were gonna say no.

SCHIMDT: And those dishes are extra clean now, absolutely.

LAUER: Wow, okay, that's good.

(...)


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dopeydems
GASP!
1 posted on 10/16/2012 10:12:42 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

S***. The ultimate October Surprise.

There but for the grace of Dawn’s ultra grease-fighting power goes the election.


2 posted on 10/16/2012 10:15:16 AM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And he wasted water.


3 posted on 10/16/2012 10:17:50 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: verum ago
Soup Kitchen Paul Ryan DID Wash Dirty Dishes - TMZ

The guy who runs the Ohio soup kitchen that Paul Ryan appeared at this weekend tells TMZ ... contrary to his earlier statement, Ryan DID get dirty with dirty dishes.

4 posted on 10/16/2012 10:19:09 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Sub-Driver

Manufactured issue.
Since when are campaign stops not planned weeks in advance?
Since when is there no advance security check on the venue?
The manager at this kitchen is a registered Democrat.
Do you smell a rat? I do.


5 posted on 10/16/2012 10:19:26 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did it ever occur to the Washington Post and NBC that perhaps the dishes were not clean enough for the Ryan Family standards?

But instead, the WP And NBC imply that the only reason why Ryan began acting like he was cleaning dishes was for some lousy photo-op.


6 posted on 10/16/2012 10:20:44 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Sub-Driver

Ryan: “Clean enough for the likes of those accustomed to helping conceal four years worth of President Obama’s dirty dishes piling up, perhaps, but certainly not clean enough for a Romney/Ryan administration.”


7 posted on 10/16/2012 10:21:27 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: bmwcyle

The pots were in the sink. The president of SVDP wasn’t there.


8 posted on 10/16/2012 10:21:27 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Sub-Driver
This attack is essentially ... hogwash.

How many times have politicians posed for pictures with ceremonial shovels in their hands?

9 posted on 10/16/2012 10:23:09 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Sub-Driver

Sounds like one of Obama’s make-work jobs programs.


10 posted on 10/16/2012 10:23:37 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Sub-Driver

At least he wasn’t delivering pizza!


11 posted on 10/16/2012 10:24:16 AM PDT by patriotsoul
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To: Sub-Driver

I also have it on good authority that he once taped a baseball game without the expressed written consent of the Commissioner of Baseball.


12 posted on 10/16/2012 10:24:53 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Wiser now

This will “SINK” the Romney campaign!


13 posted on 10/16/2012 10:25:59 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Sub-Driver

OH gees Louise,, This is hugh.. Ryan commandeers soup kitchen, washes dishes.. media is tizzzy..

what a waste of breath as the media spins


14 posted on 10/16/2012 10:27:29 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Sub-Driver

St. Vincent de Paul Society = Catholic
Paul Ryan = Catholic

A Catholic visiting a Catholic soup kitchen.

Does the media realize how stupid they look? (Rhetorical question, I know...)


15 posted on 10/16/2012 10:28:04 AM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: Sub-Driver

So....


16 posted on 10/16/2012 10:29:25 AM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: Sub-Driver

Did Ryan steal some silverware?

No wait, I think that was something the Clintons did.


17 posted on 10/16/2012 10:31:22 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: Sub-Driver

They are treading on very thin ice here. Major Scandal? In their dreams. It wasn’t too long ago that Chellie the Moocher was photographed (ad nauseum) at shelter kitchens in her kerjillion dollar cheesy tennies, photo opting like a stripper on a pole.

Hysterical. Desperation.


18 posted on 10/16/2012 10:32:43 AM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!")
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To: Sub-Driver

Anything as long as it’s not about Obama. Keep Obama off the news!


19 posted on 10/16/2012 10:35:52 AM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: GreenHornet
I also have it on good authority that he once taped a baseball game without the expressed written consent of the Commissioner of Baseball.

LOL. I don't even THINK about disseminating accounts and descriptions of the game without first writing the commissioner for his consent.

20 posted on 10/16/2012 10:36:13 AM PDT by PUGACHEV
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To: Sub-Driver

There are rumors that a poor registered Democrat may already have licked the dishes clean.

Then Ryan, the racist, comes along and “cleans” them.


21 posted on 10/16/2012 10:37:17 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s a ridiculous photo op, regardless.


22 posted on 10/16/2012 10:41:19 AM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: Sub-Driver

This bunch of desperate ObamaBots are really having a tough time finding dirt on Ryan....or the dishes. Don’t they know how ridiculous they appear?


23 posted on 10/16/2012 10:46:28 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: GreenHornet

AND—he tore the “do not remove” tag off of a pillow without the advise and consent of Congress!


24 posted on 10/16/2012 10:58:56 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: Sub-Driver

That does it! Mitt participated in hazing 50 years ago, made his diarrhetic dog ride atop the station wagon,and now Ryan washes clean dishes in a soup kitchen! Is there no depths of depravity to which these two won’t sink? And on top of it all, Mitt is a successful businessman who only gave 30% to charity last year! Shameful!


25 posted on 10/16/2012 11:14:36 AM PDT by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: supremedoctrine

LOL


26 posted on 10/16/2012 11:23:48 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Who would have thought to actually interview witnesses instead of speculating breathlessly? TMZ.

TMZ???

0_o

27 posted on 10/16/2012 11:24:16 AM PDT by UltraV (I use the term Leftist not liberal, because a true liberal would not support government censorship.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I predict the Obama tribe will schedule a photo op at a soup kitchen next week.


28 posted on 10/16/2012 11:25:37 AM PDT by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the time of no return?)
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To: milagro

liberals are walking human parodies


29 posted on 10/16/2012 11:44:03 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GreenHornet

“I also have it on good authority that he once taped a baseball game without the expressed written consent of the Commissioner of Baseball.”

He also pulled the tag off of a mattress..... when he was 7.


30 posted on 10/16/2012 12:01:05 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
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To: Sub-Driver
What things media "pundits" choose to talk about, on their talk programs--and, of course, how they talk about them--provides a very informative window into the intellectual level on which such media "pundits" operate. This item is revealing, indeed. It tells us very little of substance about Paul Ryan, but a great deal about who is working for this particular NBC outlet.

What is truly pathetic is that the talkers probably thought that they had an important "scoop." Still, probably not important enough to get them an invitation to have tea with the Mad Hatter.

Did those actually aware of what was going on witness similar idiocy in the last days of Rome? I wonder.

William Flax

31 posted on 10/16/2012 12:11:19 PM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Sub-Driver

Just like it was important to bird-dog the trade license of Joe the Plumber and the DNA of Palin’s Down Syndrome child.

As Rush says, in 2008 the media went from biased to being part of the Dem campaign apparatus.


32 posted on 10/16/2012 12:16:31 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Sub-Driver

Due to the economic meltdown, these soup kitchens have been busier, the meltdown is because of Bush. Therefore- it’s Bush’s fault!


33 posted on 10/16/2012 12:22:58 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: nascarnation

As as I say, the Pravda Press has gone from ‘being biased’, straight on through to ‘utterly surreal’.


34 posted on 10/16/2012 12:23:00 PM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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To: Sub-Driver
What did Romney know and when did he know it.
35 posted on 10/16/2012 12:25:22 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow. That’s pretty awful. Almost as bad as Ryan drinking too much water during the debate. Well, that just does it for me. I’m voting for Obama!!!


36 posted on 10/16/2012 12:25:36 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Sub-Driver
McCain advisor and MSNBC contributor Steve Schmidt

The bullet headed stooge who f'd up McCain's bid....I see he has a goatee these days and gained 50lbs at the free DC buffets. If you are even slightly connected in Washington DC you never have to cook dinner again. There are always free feeds and drinks thrown by lobbyists, lawyers, influence peddlers, contractors looking to secure Gov't work, and other bottom feeders. You like shrimp? You can eat it every night though sometimes the caterer is careless and it might be rubbery, dittos for the chicken. But you won't starve, Steve Schmidt is walking waddling proof of this.

37 posted on 10/16/2012 12:32:49 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: UltraV

I hear that! LOL


38 posted on 10/16/2012 12:54:50 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Sub-Driver

He ran with scissors when he was in grade school, too. Why would we want a loose cannon like that in the vital office of Vice President? We’d better stick with somebody sane and normal like Joe Biden.


39 posted on 10/16/2012 1:13:27 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: DJ MacWoW

How dare he waste water and pollute with that unnecessary soap. Mother Earth cringes under his touch...How senseless!!!! Surely, we must now elect him so that we can impeach him for his crime against nature. This is much worse than covering-up an ambassador and others’ deaths.


40 posted on 10/16/2012 1:14:41 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

41 posted on 10/16/2012 1:34:17 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Sub-Driver; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

These “washers” with their crackpot conspiracy theories. Can’t they just take the candidates’ word on things like this?


42 posted on 10/16/2012 1:43:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Paul Ryan can come wash my clean dishes any time he wants too. :-)


43 posted on 10/16/2012 1:54:12 PM PDT by CityCenter (It's too late, Obama yeah, it's too late.)
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To: nanetteclaret

St. Vincent de Paul Society = Catholic
Paul Ryan = Catholic

A Catholic visiting a Catholic soup kitchen.

*********************

I have thought these various photo-ops are stupid for a LONG time. Unless it is for the charity I suppose. It would be nice if the story went something like: “Paul Ryan has been a strong supporter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society ever since his college years. The volunteers at the kitchen were surprised by the vice-presidential nominee and had their photos taken with him as he thanked them for their time and service in feeding the homeless.”


44 posted on 10/16/2012 2:03:10 PM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: Sub-Driver
I heard that somebody has a picture of the time Paul Ryan combed his hair the opposite way.

I know! I'm shocked, too, but will reserve judgement until I see it. If he did, then I can't vote for him.

45 posted on 10/16/2012 2:09:03 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Tequila can hurt but it wasn't designed to kill you. Taqiyya is.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Bttt


46 posted on 10/16/2012 2:17:54 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: supremedoctrine

I agree, the campaign is down the drain...


47 posted on 10/16/2012 2:32:22 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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