Maine Political Race Hinges On Candidate’s World Of Warcraft Alter-Ego

Is the American public finally ready to elect a role-playing gamer to public office? In Maine, the Republican Party is portraying Democratic state Senate hopeful and World of Warcraft devotee Colleen Lachowicz as unfit for office because she “lives in an online fantasy world,” Kotaku writes:

Colleen Lachowicz is running for state senate in Waterville, Maine. She also plays a lot of World of Warcraft. According to Maine Republicans, this means that she is unfit for office. The Maine Republican Party has set up an entire website dedicated to digging up old forum posts made by Lachowicz on Blizzard’s online role-playing game.

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  • Anarchy Tailypo(ny)

    Right, that means she’s nuts and unfit to hold office, but if her opponent was a “hunter”, who kills actual living things for no more reason than entertainment, that wouldn’t even remotely be a problem.
    Fuck this country.

  • Anarchy Tailypo(ny)

    Right, that means she’s nuts and unfit to hold office, but if her opponent was a “hunter”, who kills actual living things for no more reason than entertainment, that wouldn’t even remotely be a problem.
    Fuck this country.

  • Raz

     The “american” public must be really retarded if they fell for a propaganda like that.

  • Raz

     The “american” public must be really retarded if they fell for a propaganda like that.

  • http://twitter.com/DanielReasor Daniel Reasor

    I think we can all agree that the important thing here is that she plays Horde.

  • Antediluviancurrent

    Of course, it’s video games that create Breivik, school massacres and rapists.  Social origins?  What? Are you a socialist?

  • Antediluviancurrent

    Of course, it’s video games that create Breivik, school massacres and rapists.  Social origins?  What? Are you a socialist?

  • Haystack

    I like her fantasy world a lot more than the GOP’s. 

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    in her fantasy world
    she lives in free country

  • Skarvold

    She has my vote!

  • alizardx

    Wait 5 years… the future version will be about “This Candidate Does Not Play Multiplayer Online Games. WHY? What’s Wrong With This Person?”.

    And it’ll probably be from the same ad agency. 

    Times change, and an ad showing a POV that says online gaming is only done by weird, unnatural people is only workable until the people who didn’t grow up with it die off.

  • alizardx

    Wait 5 years… the future version will be about “This Candidate Does Not Play Multiplayer Online Games. WHY? What’s Wrong With This Person?”.

    And it’ll probably be from the same ad agency. 

    Times change, and an ad showing a POV that says online gaming is only done by weird, unnatural people is only workable until the people who didn’t grow up with it die off.

  • Liquidself

     Hm.  and what’s next?  Candidates playing Germany in Risk are obviously nazis?  Seriously though, it s a cynical appeal to a literal minded target demographic that thinks of metaphor as “lies”.

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