Proof that power corrupts

Anyone can perform this experiment.
Listen to Rick Santorum utter a threatening lie
His voice changes
It has the timbre of unalloyed evil
It has the breath of corruption
It is a sign that cannot be hidden from those with ears to hear
Lying is a prelude to the very worst evils
Listen to him as he savors the word cull
Then see his boyish smile
And understand that if it were removed there would be a face of hate beneath it

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