Ted Poe is a Houston judge turned representative for Texas’s Second Congressional District. As a judge, Poe was notorious for meting out unusual punishments to lawbreakers. For instance, he offered a young man who’d killed two people driving drunk the chance to forgo prison time if he agreed to publicly carry around a sign that read “I KILLED TWO PEOPLE WHILE DRIVING DRUNK” once a month for ten years, carry a picture of the victims in his wallet, and complete other tasks that would remind him of his mistake.
Ted Poe Character Timeline in So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed
The timeline below shows where the character Ted Poe appears in So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4: God That Was Awesome
The day after meeting with Justine Sacco, Ronson traveled to D.C. to meet with Ted Poe, a Houston judge turned representative for Texas’s Second Congressional District. As a judge, Poe gained... (full context)