[Spoiler Alert, but you should read the book anyway]
There is a wonderful little novel by Booth Tarkington called The Magnificent Ambersons, which is primarily about a wealthy young man named George Amberson Minafer, who is incredibly arrogant and selfish. He has little compassion for others, and also harbors a deep hatred for modern industrial progress, especially automobiles (the book takes place at the turn of the century), which he finds to be vulgar and unrefined. As the world around him starts to change and evolve, George becomes even more insufferable and determined to ruin the happiness of everyone around him.
In the end of the book, after losing his status and family fortune, George Amberson Minafer attempts to cross the street and gets hit by a car. It is perhaps the most elegant and beautiful example of poetic justice ever to grace the pages of a novel, and I am quite certain that if the universe someday deems it necessary to orchestrate the comeuppance of a man like Rick Santorum, that only this sort of epic, karmic revenge will do.