This is just way too awesome. This may be the greatest/worst political attack in the world. The GOP in Maine is attacking a Democrat for being an orc in an online game. What, you can’t be a geek and a politician?
Maine GOP communications director David Sorensen sent out an email today detailing the lurid gaming life of Democratic State Senate candidate Colleen Lachowicz, whom he bashes for “living a time-consuming double life as a member of the World of Warcraft community.”
Indeed, Lachowicz plays World of Warcraft as an orc rogue named Santiaga. She’s played a lot, too; Santiaga is a Level 85 assassin and a member of the “Wreck List” guild. We know this because the GOP has handily created a website entirely devoted to monitoring Lachowicz’s gaming sessions and chronicling her posts to online gaming forums.
To Sorensen, Lachowicz’s interest in World of Warcraft is not only puerile, but sheds light into the kind of leader she might be for the state of Maine.
“In Colleen’s online fantasy world, she gets away with crude, vicious and violent comments… Maine needs a State Senator that lives in the real world, not in Colleen’s fantasy world,” the Maine GOP writes on the site. They go on to list out a number of terrible things Lachowicz has posted, dinging her on her bloodlust (“I like to stab things”), laziness (“Ahhh, my productivity has never been the same”), and just general geekiness (“I love playing my rogue