World of Warcraft center of Maine political race

Over 10 million people all over the world have subscriptions to play World of Warcraft, including several million here in the US. However, it looks like a person's hobby with playing Blizzard's long time fantasy MMO has become the center of a political race in the state of Maine.

The Maine Republican website issued a press release this week that slammed World of Warcraft player Colleen Lachowicz. She also happens to be running for State Senate in Maine's District 25 as a Democrat. She has a level 85 World of Warcraft character called Santiaga.

The press release is not only critical of Lachowicz's hobby, it also posts up some of her comments that she has made as her Santiaga character. They include comments about killing characters in the game. Maine Republican Party spokesman David Sorensen states, "These are some very bizarre and offensive comments, and they certainly raise questions about Lachowicz’s maturity and her ability to make serious decisions for the people of Senate District 25."

Lachowicz has posted up her own comments on these attacks on her website, saying, "I think it’s weird that I’m being targeted for playing online games. Apparently I’m in good company since there are 183 million other Americans who also enjoy online games."

Source: BBC | Image via BBC

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Love all the "smart" level-headed Dems above who posted comments like "Republicans are such trash." Pretty good guess that if this gamer in the article was a Republican, the Dems would do the *exact* same thing. And please don't try to say they wouldn't...

ir0nw0lf said,
Love all the "smart" level-headed Dems above who posted comments like "Republicans are such trash." Pretty good guess that if this gamer in the article was a Republican, the Dems would do the *exact* same thing. And please don't try to say they wouldn't...

It wouldn't be the same people though, I bet.

You're suggesting everyone's hating just to hate.
That's quite an accusation you got there, fella.

There would probably be Dems saying it was madness if the targeted person were a Republican.

You know, people of a group are not homogeneously thinking about anything, so your assessment only really speaks for people in general as in "there will always be complaints".

GS:mac

Oh no! She plays online games!... About time people paid more attention to their own, severely lacking, lives than others.

Over 10 million people all over the world have subscriptions to play World of Warcraft...

Considering I don't believe we've gotten any new numbers on how their subscriptions are doing, the last quarter results show them at 9.1 million subscribers...

I bet you our founding fathers would find modern Republicans the biggest domestic threat to freedom since they fought the British, they're so ready to deny other peoples freedoms whilst bolstering their own.