Election 2012

Paul Ryan Soup Kitchen Photo Op Criticized

Church leader says he shouldn't have been there


The food had been served, the patrons were long gone, and the cutlery cleaned when Rep. Paul Ryan, his wife, three kids and photographers pulled up Saturday at a St. Vincent de Paul food kitchen in Youngstown Ohio.

Ryan and his wife put on aprons and washed several pans that already appeared to be clean, and then were off to the airport.

Now, the Republican vice presidential candidate is in hot water over the impromptu campaign "photo op."  The director of the Mahoning County, Ohio, St. Vincent de Paul Society says he was not contacted and that the food kitchen does not serve up candidates.