Republican Party wants to ban Warcraft player from office

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Nic Healey can usually be found on a couch muttering about aspect ratios and 7.1 channel sound - which is helpful given that he's the home entertainment guy at CNET.

The Maine, New England, branch of the Republican Party believes that playing World of Warcraft should disqualify you from being a senator.

Would you vote for this Orc?
(Credit: Colleensworld.com)

Political blog Politico has unearthed a press release from the Maine "Grand Old Party" that condemns Democrat Senate candidate Colleen Lachowicz for her "bizarre double life" — namely, having an Orc rogue called Santiaga in World of Warcraft.

Lachowicz, who has blogged publicly about both her Warcraft achievements and her political leanings, is being attacked for statements such as "I'm a level 68 orc rogue girl. That means I stab things ... a lot!" — in the interests of fairness, it should be noted that Santiaga is now level 85. Ding.

The Maine GOP is contending that "Maine needs a State Senator that lives in the real world, not in Colleen's fantasy world". It's even started a website, Colleensworld.com, to draw attention to what it sees as bizarre and aberrant behaviour.

However, Politico reported that the incumbent Republican Senator Tom Martin has seemingly distanced himself from his party's attacks, saying that he was unaware of the press release and that when he met Lachowicz, she "seemed like a nice lady". He even condemned what he called "mudslinging politics".



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DanielE posted a comment   
Australia

I dont think that website is nearly as bad as her calling for someones death. Please dont start filing political stories, when gamers start being political they lose civility and battle lines are drawn. However this story was over dramatised by Cnet and the author should have taken a more balanced approach.

 

trebor83 posted a comment   
Australia

Yes, what America needs is more senators who take part in nice, wholesome, entirely factual, real world things like religion..

 

BrendanO posted a comment   

Is this what you consider reporting?
First the headline is a total LIE. Second it's about the statements she made.
She wrote about wanting to drown Grover Norquest in her bathtub?
Nic Healey, if CNET employs you they should consider a reprimand for this terrible reporting. Unfortunately you are in good company.

 

Nic Healey posted a reply   
Australia

Just curious, but did you look at the website they've set up? The main crux of the GOP issue does seem based around the Warcraft playing... There's also this direct quote: "Maine needs a State Senator that lives in the real world, not in Colleen’s fantasy world."
Also the Maine GOP party spokesman David Sorenson has said. “Certainly the fact that she spends so much time on a video game says something about her work ethic and, again, her immaturity.”

And also this: https://www.politicopro.com/images/tech/121004_lachowicz_wow_ad_mainerepublicanparty_2.jpg

 

BrendanO posted a reply   

I'm just not sure how criticizing her for avid gaming and unsavory political statements equates to wanting a ban on Warcraft players. That seems to be a stretch. Catchy headline, but a stretch.

@tebor83, haha yup!

 

gen_x posted a reply   
Australia

“Certainly the fact that she spends so much time on a video game says something about her work ethic and, again, her immaturity.” - David Sorenson

So I read that to mean:

"Everybody who plays video games have no work ethic and are immature"

Wow.... I thought that level of utter ignorance was long dead... Thats the kind of person you want in charge... not




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