Even Ted Poe's Grandkid Is Bored To Distraction With Him
Ted Poe loves to hear himself talk, but apparently not everyone in his immediate family has the same taste.
The Awl found this piece of C-SPAN footage of Poe giving yet another of his windy "special orders" speeches to an empty House floor. The site says Poe had taken his grandson on the floor with him, and you can watch yourself to see the sheer excitement the young man enjoys from Grandpa's stemwinder.
What's the shame sentence for not staying rapt and attentive during a Ted Poe speech?
We're sure the former judge has it in his files somewhere. It probably involves making the kid walk up and down the National Mall with a sign saying "I Do Not Properly Appreciate Warnings About America's Slide Towards Socialism."
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Houston Press' biggest stories.