By now you've probably heard about yesterday's "pots-and-pans" photo-op, in which Paul Ryan and his entire family showed up unannounced and uninvited at an Ohio soup kitchen and spent a scant 15 minutes washing pots and pans that had already been washed by the volunteers who worked there. The notion that the Ryans brought along their own aprons just adds to the absurd falsity of the moment.
I read a comment yesterday theorizing that, 10 or 15 years from now, the Ryan children will be citing the visit as "volunteered at a homeless shelter" on their college applications.
There's really not much more to add to this except, as the Booman Tribune does here, to quote from scripture. Perhaps the demonstrably Catholic Ryan family is familiar with this verse from Matthew?
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you."