Maine Candidate Attacked for ... Playing World of Warcraft
State GOP sets up a page devoted to bashing her virtual life
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Oct 4, 2012 2:47 PM CDT
The Maine GOP is sending out postcards like this one attacking Colleen Lachowicz.   (Maine GOP via Kotaku)

(Newser) – Would you want a state senator who enjoyed stabbing and poisoning people? The Maine GOP is betting you wouldn't, so they've launched what may be the most surreal campaign against Democrat Colleen Lachowicz, attacking her because (gasp!) she plays World of Warcraft. "In our world Colleen Lachowicz is a candidate for state senate," reads one attack postcard spotted by Kotaku. "In Colleen's online fantasy world, she is Santiaga, an orc assassination rogue."

The GOP has set up a website devoted to dredging up damning message board quotes like, "So I'm a level 68 orc rogue girl. That means I stab things…a lot… Who would have thought that a peace-lovin' social worker and democrat would enjoy that?!" or "I love poisoning and stabbing! It is fun," or "I got heavier into the assassination tree for the mutilate skill." The level 68 quote is out of date, incidentally; according to the press release the state GOP sent out, she is now level 85.

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Oct 6, 2012 6:24 PM CDT
If Warcraft is OK for our embassy people in Libya, it's ok with me. What video games you play on your own time has no bearing on how you're going to do your job. But the GOP will make an issue out of what brand of gum you chewed in 2nd grade.
Oct 5, 2012 11:08 AM CDT
It seems the GOP in the state of Maine has been populated by the slack jawed mouth breathing overflow from Virginia and South Carolina. Where as the World of War Craft really works for them as their real world view.
Oct 5, 2012 10:48 AM CDT
OK i played the game of life(the board game) and i lost, so this means i'm a loser in life? UNREAL THIS IS A GAME, THIS IS THE STRAW THAT BROKE THE CAMELS BACK, sorry newser readers, close your eyes on this one, you mother fucking jerkoff bastards, i would be more incline to vote for someone that plays mmorpg's, the people that play these games are more intelligent than most people, ITS A GAME ITS A GAME ITS A GAME ITS A GAME ITS A GAME ITS A GAME ITS A GAME ITS A GAME ITS A GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!