Let's review: Ryan and his entourage were on their way to the airport when they thought they'd stop off for a quickie at a soup kitchen, photographers in tow. Never mind that the charity's homeless clients were already gone, had already been served, or that there was nothing charitable to be done; Ryan and family donned clean aprons (Ryan didn't even remove his tie!), carefully rolled up their sleeves, and pretended to wash dishes which were already clean as the AP photographer dutifully recorded the fake event (see above).
Ryan claimed he wanted to spotlight the efforts of soup kitchen volunteers. No, Mr. Ryan, you wanted a photographer to make you appear to be one of them.
The cynicism displayed by Ryan and Co. in this case is so blatant, it makes even Condoleezza Rice's most baffling, dishonest and pointless photo-ops look sincere in comparison.
UPDATE: CBS News has video. It's great!