1. GOP(ARTY) FOUL

    Ryan Ramrods Way Into Photo Op

    Mary Altaffer / AP Photo

    In what appears to be a pit stop for Paul Ryan’s never-ending quest to find objects to lift and make his sublime biceps even bigger, the Republican vice-presidential candidate did some dishes in an Ohio soup kitchen last week. The only problem, according to the charity’s head, is that Ryan, his wife, and campaign staffers “ramrodded their way” in for a glorified photo op. It turns out Ryan stopped by the kitchen for only 15 minutes while on the way to the airport—the food had been served and the cleaning was complete. He still washed pans that reportedly weren’t dirty. While this may in fact be a good workout and please the hand sanitizer–using demographic, it’s not exactly great publicity for the Romney campaign.

    Read it at The Washington Post