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Old 10-04-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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... and what do they attack? The fact that she plays World of Warcraft


Maine Republican Party, spent their donations to set up this site:
Colleen's World | The Online World of Maine State Senate Candidate Colleen LachowiczColleen's World



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Democratic Senate Candidate Colleen Lachowicz's Disturbing Alter-Ego Revealed

Online comments raise questions about candidate's fitness for office

AUGUSTA – Colleen Lachowicz, the Democratic candidate for State Senate District 25 (Waterville), has been living a time-consuming double life as a member of the World of Warcraft community. World of Warcraft is an online gaming network where people play a fantasy role-playing game in an imaginary world called "Azeroth."

Today, Colleen is playing at level 85–the highest level one can attain. Studies have found that the average World of Warcraft gamer is 28 and spends 22.7 hours per week playing.

Her character in the game is called "Santiaga," an Orc Assassin Rogue, and Lachowicz lives vicariously through her, making comments about World of Warcraft and other topics on the liberal blog, The Daily Kos. Here is a sampling of Lachowicz's comments:

  • "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?!"
  • "Yes, I am seriously slacking off at work today. And I called my congresswoman's office today. And told them I would probably be calling everyday."
  • "I spent my day leveling my alt - an undead warlock…"
  • "I'm lazy, remember?"
  • "Now if you'll excuse me, I may have to go and hunt down Grover Norquist and drown him in my bath tub."
  • "Or my dream from election season last year where John McCain sat at my childhood dining room table and I reamed him a new a**hole about Sarah Palin."
  • "I like to stab things and I'm originally from NJ…. what's your f***ing point?!"
  • "Do not send me a campaign contribution or I will have to stab you! Seriously!"
  • "Yes, join us! We're progressive… in fact we joke about being a socialist guild."
  • "I love this diary because it sums up the teabagger mindset."
  • "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," said Maine Republican Party spokesman David Sorensen.
Being a gamer myself, if I lived in Maine, I would vote for this lady. She's ONE of us!!!


In a time when the parties should be thinking about how to get their citizens jobs, making the economy better, don't you think its stupid to attack someone for something they do on their own time?
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Va. Beach
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... and what do they attack? The fact that she plays World of Warcraft


Maine Republican Party, spent their donations to set up this site:
Colleen's World | The Online World of Maine State Senate Candidate Colleen LachowiczColleen's World



Get a load of their "press release":



Being a gamer myself, if I lived in Maine, I would vote for this lady. She's ONE of us!!!


In a time when the parties should be thinking about how to get their citizens jobs, making the economy better, don't you think its stupid to attack someone for something they do on their own time?
I am a gamer also, never had to use filthy language to get my point across. "Polymorph, you're a chicken", normally suffices, or I mow you down with my diablo char, or blow you out of the sky in freelancer. Never needed to use foul language to get the job done though.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:06 PM
 
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Yeah just what the electorate needs some one who lives in a fantasy world. Talk about life imitating fiction.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:54 PM
 
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Not telling the Mod what to do, never would do that, but there's another thread on this in the parent forum.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:47 PM
 
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I am a gamer also, never had to use filthy language to get my point across. "Polymorph, you're a chicken", normally suffices, or I mow you down with my diablo char, or blow you out of the sky in freelancer. Never needed to use foul language to get the job done though.

so what a person does on a private forum means that he/she is unqualified (even if using foul language)

Exactly how does one's use of foul language in in her spare time equate to not being qualified for the job?

Also, you ignored the gist of the article. That the Republican Party used donation money to set up a website to attack a politician on what they do in private (playing video games).

Rather than set up a website that attacks the political on her views on the issues (like health care coverage, job creation, illegal immigration.) you know, topics that ACTUALLY matter.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:56 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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If politicians are to be held to some sort of standard for what they do online on their own time, we should have all of their home computers checked for porn. But then, all the male politicians would be out of a job overnight.

Careful America, we're supposed to be the land of the free.
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