This is kind of bizarre. Apparently Republicans in Maine have decided to attack a Democratic candidate and DKOS participant for… playing World of Warcraft:
Maine state Senate candidate Colleen Lachowicz is not a witch.
She is, however, an orc assassination rogue with a potty mouth — and the Maine Republican Party believes that disqualifies her from public office.
In an unusual press release issued Thursday, the Maine GOP attacked Lachowicz for a “bizarre double life” in which she’s a devotee of the hugely popular online role-playing game World of Warcraft. In the game, she’s “Santiaga,” an “orc assassination rogue” with green skin, fangs, a Mohawk and pointy ears.
Lachowicz is a Democrat running against incumbent state Sen. Tom Martin in south-central Maine, a heavily Democratic district of about 80,000 people. Martin, elected in 2010, is the first Republican to hold the seat since the 1960s, and his seat is one Democrats are eager to flip back.
The guild in question is Wreck List on Garrosh, and it is a Daily Kos guild for the most part. The GM is a very sweet woman whose character is Dkosmama, a hunter. How do I know this? Well, because I am in Wreck List. I transferred my old UD mage that I used to just pvp with in 2008 or so over to just hang out and play casually. My toon’s name is Cankersore. And I can tell you, Wrekc List’s guild chat is the tamest environment I have been in since maybe doing leaf rubbings in pre-school.
What a truly bizarre avenue of attack- “YOU CAN’T ELECT HER, SHE PLAYS… VIDEO GAMES?” It’s like some shit out of Footloose.
To donate to her campaign, click here. Help a gamer dork out.