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[*] Post 465212 posted on 16-10-2012 at 10:09 Reply With Quote
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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.”



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[*] Post 465554 posted on 20-10-2012 at 01:37 Reply With Quote


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Soup kitchen shenanigans


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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.”


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But there's a slight problem with the criticisms of Ryan, which did seem a bit embarrassing at first blush: They're inaccurate on almost every level. NBC News cleans up the mess piece by piece: (1) Ryan's aides did, in fact, seek permission in advance for Ryan to appear at the kitchen. They were given the green light by someone who turned out to be a volunteer, and was therefore unauthorized to make those sorts of decisions. A miscommunication, and nothing more:


The head of the charity said a campaign aide who had sought permission for the visit prior to Ryan's visit was granted access by a volunteer, rather than any person of authority at the soup kitchen. The volunteer, Antal said, had no authority to allow or deny the Republican vice presidential candidate's stop.


(2) Paul Ryan did, in fact, exert some elbow grease by washing dirty dishes during his visit. The organization's president was forced to rescind what turned out to be a false, second-hand account:


Amid questions and criticisms related to Paul Ryan’s visit this weekend to an Ohio soup kitchen, the charity’s president said the Republican vice presidential candidate did, in fact, scrub dirty dishes...The question of whether the Wisconsin congressman cleaned dishes that were actually dirty – as opposed to re-washing already clean dishes so as to get a good photo opportunity -- Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society President Brian Antal clarified that Ryan did clean soiled dishes. This differs from what Antal had told the Washington Post Monday. Speaking Tuesday morning with NBC News, Antal said he was not on-site when Ryan was at the soup kitchen and attributes his earlier comments that the dishes were clean when Ryan washed them to hearing the details second-hand from a volunteer.


(3) Mr. Antal is not the "independent" voter he claimed to be. Surprise:


Brian J. Antal, president of the Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society, described himself as an independent voter when telling the Post that vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan came into the soup kitchen without permission on Monday and “did nothing.” But records from the Mahoning County Board of Elections show that he has voted in Democratic primaries since at least 1995.


So all three prongs of the attack aren't true. Here's what actually went down: There was an innocent mix-up over the permission-granting process, Paul Ryan arrived and did a good deed, then the story was distorted and peddled to the press by a Democratic partisan who disingenuously presented himself as an "independent."

from a Townhall piece by Guy Benson

Here is the NBC News source he credits in the piece.
Good for NBC for exposing the falsehoods and setting the record straight!
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