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What I've learned from liars....

Posted at 8:31 AM on March 5, 2007 by John Zech (1 Comments)
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I have known a number of liars in my life, and in my experience that leopard never changes his spots. Liars lie. They always will. And they keep doing it.

The latest in the "Hattogate" scandal in England is that the husband of English pianist Joyce Hatto has now admitted to faking most of her recordings, but he says he had a good reason to do it: It mader her happy.

“Joyce’s life was hell. She was in such pain and it was so humiliating for her for such a long time.”

Our well-intentioned faker went to prison in the 60s for tax evasion. His latest fakery seemed to boost his wife's reputation in the piano world, and for a while it seemed to work. But now her name will always be tainted.

Rabbie Burns was right about the best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men.

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