Jeff Labrecque
April 30, 2014 AT 09:05 PM EDT

The last time we saw Kevin Spacey, he was sizing up the Oval Office on House of Cards after his President Frank Underwood had been sworn in to the nation’s highest office. After backstabbing his way to the presidency, it will be interesting to see what kind of leader he is when the bulls-eye is on his back. Will he be like Nixon? LBJ? Clinton? Or Lincoln?

I’m ruminating because of a mysterious audio snippet that recently popped up on In it, Spacey — not necessarily Underwood — talks skeptically to someone who thinks “you can just march into these countries based on some fundamentalist religious principles, drop a few bombs, topple a dictator and start a democracy?”

The pace and tone don’t exactly sound like Underwood’s slow drawl, but might it be a clip from the next season of House of Cards? (And if so, what is that electronic vapor-lock sound at the end?)

All the talk about bombs suggests it’s not his latest stage work on Richard III, though wouldn’t that be a fascinating version of the Shakespeare play to see. I also doubt it’s from the Horrible Bosses sequel he’s filming, but I like to think it’s a hot mic that caught him chatting with John Travolta at the Bollywood awards. Thoughts?

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