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Democratic State Senate candidate Colleen Lachowicz has a secret. While other politicians might be hiding secret love children or drug habits, Lachowicz’s secret is far more sinister. “I love poisoning and stabbing! It is fun,” she has been quoted as saying.
That’s right. Democratic State Senate candidate Colleen Lachowicz plays World of Warcraft. Along with 183 million Americans, Lachowicz spends her downtime exploring a fantasy world of orcs, goblins and elves. “Colleen Lachowicz spends hundreds of hours playing in her online world Azeroth, as an Orc Assassination Rogue named Santiaga,” a Republican flyer has to say on the subject.
“The number of hours most World of Warcraft gamers spend playing the game (22.7 per week, on average) and the number it must have taken her to reach such a high level – all raise questions about her work ethic and her ability to devote her time and energy to serving the people of Senate District 25 in a mature and effective manner,” said David Sorenson, a spokesperson for the Maine GOP added, standing by the flyer. As Ars Technica points out, the average American watches more than 30 hours of TV a week.
Now, maybe I’m not the target demographic, being a twenty-something Australian woman, but were I a voting American in Maine, I would totally vote for this woman. Not just because she plays video games, but because she clearly has a sense of humour about the whole thing, and is clearly a real person. “I’m so jealous! I wish I wasn’t at work. I’d much rather be gaming with my guildies!” says one of the online posts Lachowicz is being targeted for (made before she started running for office, it should be pointed out).
Don’t we all feel like that some days? I don’t care if you’re a politician or a garbage man, if you’d rather not be in the office and would rather be slacking off at home, you’re a real person, and you’re all right by me.
Source: Ars Technica