Senate Candidate Attacked Over World of Warcraft
In an odd twist, this Election Season in the United States has brought about an odd example of mudslinging. In this case, the Republican Party of Maine is calling into question the abilities of Democratic candidate Colleen Lachowicz because she happens to play World of Warcraft.
You can read more on the article at the Escapist Magazine at the link, but a lot of it tells of some of the choice tid bits that the Maine Republicans have pulled together from old forum posts Colleen made while playing (the complete blog can be found here, which looks like a basic wordpress or blogger blog). One could only assume, however, that she was actually playing the part of her character, who happens to be a level 80 Orc Thief.
One message calls for a fairer tax policy in the U.S. before concluding that she may need to find conservative activist and Americans for Tax Reform founder Grover Norquist and drown him in her bathtub. She also joked about being in a “socialist guild” and later expounded upon the virtues of being able to kill stuff without going to jail, adding, “There some days when this is more necessary than others.” In 2010 she was apparently looking for help to “dickpunch Arthas” and also expressed confusion about why the undead eat but don’t pee. Various other posts acknowledge being lazy, goofing off at work and, perhaps worst of all, expressing support for policies of the Obama administration and non-partisan initiatives.
Naturally, as with anything about elections and relating to gaming (especially World of Warcraft), the comments are interesting. Fortunately, not in a tear your hair out way.