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Old 10-05-2012, 07:24 AM   #1
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World of Warcraft hobby sparks US political row

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The gaming hobby of a political candidate has become an issue in a state senate race in New England, US.

Maine Republicans have created a webpage revealing that Democrat candidate Colleen Lachowicz plays an orc rogue in World of Warcraft (WoW).

Ms Lachowicz's liking for back-stabbing and poison in WoW raise questions about her "fitness for office", they claim.

Ms Lachowicz has hit back saying the attack showed the Republicans were "out of touch".
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The state senate seat known as District 25 in Maine, is currently being contested by Ms Lachowicz and incumbent Republican Tom Martin. Voting takes place on 6 November.

As part of its campaign efforts, the Republican party in the state created "Colleen's World" - a website that compiles information about Ms Lachowicz's orc rogue Santiaga. An orc is a mythical human-like creature, generally described as fierce and combative.

In a statement that accompanies the webpage, Maine Republicans said playing the game led Ms Lachowicz to live a "bizarre double life" that raised questions about her ability to represent the state.

The page also detailed some of the comments Ms Lachowicz has made while talking about her orc rogue, in particular it highlights her affection for Santiaga's ability to stab things and kill people without suffering a jail sentence.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19842704

You can't make this stuff up...

I wonder if they'd be ok if she played another class, like a wizard or something. Cuz they're smart and all.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:26 AM   #2
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"Ms Lachowicz's liking for back-stabbing and poison in WoW raise questions about her "fitness for office", they claim"

Seriously?



Thank god she doesn't play GTA or something, I guess.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:26 AM   #3
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:29 AM   #4
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What the ****

What does playing WoW in your off time have to do with ANYTHING EVER?
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:31 AM   #5
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:37 AM   #6
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Why are politicians using the Internet at all? Isn't it just for porn?
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:37 AM   #7
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Holy shit.

That's Republicans for you.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:38 AM   #8
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:39 AM   #9
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What's next? Ms Lachowicz is a nerd. Do we really want a nerd in office?
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:41 AM   #10
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What's next? Ms Lachowicz is a nerd. Do we really want a nerd in office?




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Old 10-05-2012, 07:43 AM   #11
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...really?

Wtf is wrong with you people o'er the Atlantic? I think we can all agree you'd be better off back under our thumb.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:12 AM   #13
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Americans need to start looking positively at such horrifying events like these; at least she isn't the illegitimate daughter of a porn-star and a communist. Or a cactus.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:15 AM   #14
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I wonder if they'd be ok if she played another class, like a wizard or something. Cuz they're smart and all.


It's called a mage
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...really?

Wtf is wrong with you people o'er the Atlantic? I think we can all agree you'd be better off back under our thumb.

Ha. Okay bud. Good luck with that.
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If she was a wizard they'd want to burn her as a witch.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:29 AM   #17
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How the piss is this outdated videogame still alive, it sucked when it was new.
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How the piss is this outdated videogame still alive, it sucked when it was new.


Ah that'll be why it's still 10 million subs strong, alongside crushing any competition under spiky, metal boots. Get over yourself and get back to Call of Duty.

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Old 10-05-2012, 08:48 AM   #19
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19842704

You can't make this stuff up...

I wonder if they'd be ok if she played another class, like a wizard or something. Cuz they're smart and all.


Ehm... there's no wizard in Wow.

Dumbass.

Do you mean a mage or a warlock?
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Wow.... she must be doing some seriously gnarly stuff. Yup, seems like a legit reason not to vote for her to me.
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