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World of Warcraft hobby sparks US political row
玩魔獸世界的嗜好引發美國政治紛爭

A mailer distributed by the Republican Party which attacks Democratic state senate candidate Colleen Lachowicz for playing online games is seen in this handout image on Oct. 5.
這張十月五日提供的是一封由共和黨發送的傳單,內容攻擊玩線上遊戲的民主黨州參議員候選人柯琳.拉赫維奇。

Photo: Reuters
照片:路透

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

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

Lachowicz’s liking for back-stabbing and poison in WoW raise questions about her “fitness for office,” they claim.

Lachowicz has hit back saying the attack showed the Republicans were “out of touch.”

“I think it’s weird that I’m being targeted for playing online games,” said Lachowicz in a statement. “Apparently I’m in good company since there are 183 million other Americans who also enjoy online games.”

“Instead of talking about what they’re doing for Maine people, they are making fun of me for playing video games,” said Lachowicz.

The state senate seat known as District 25 in Maine, is currently being contested by Lachowicz and incumbent Republican Tom Martin.

(Liberty Times)

一名政治候選人打電玩的嗜好,成了美國新英格蘭地區州參議員選戰議題。

緬因州共和黨人成立一個網頁,披露民主黨候選人柯琳.拉赫維奇在「魔獸世界」中扮演一名獸人盜賊。

他們宣稱,拉赫維奇女士在魔獸世界中喜歡暗箭傷人和下毒,令人質疑她的「議員適任性」。

拉赫維奇女士反擊,表示這場攻擊顯示共和黨人「與現實脫節」。

「我認為,我因為玩線上遊戲而成為攻擊箭靶是很奇怪的事」,拉赫維奇女士在聲明中說。「顯然地,不是只有我這樣,因為有其他一億八千三百萬美國人也喜歡玩線上遊戲。」

「他們不談為緬因州人民做什麼,反而因為我打電玩而取笑我」,拉赫維奇女士說。

拉赫維奇女士與現任的共和黨議員湯姆.馬汀正競逐緬因州第二十五選區的州參議院席次。

(自由時報/翻譯:管淑平)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. back-stab v.

暗中傷人;暗地陷害

(an4 zhong1 shang1 ren2; an4 di4 xian4 hai4)

例: Beware of friends who backstab.

(小心會在暗地陷害人的朋友。)

2. out of touch phr.

與現實脫節;不了解實況

(yu3 xian4 shi2 tuo1 jie2; bu4 liao2 jie3 shi2 kuang4)

例: The president is out of touch with the real concerns of ordinary people.

(總統真的不了解老百姓真正關心的事情。)

3. make fun of v. phr.

取笑

(qu3 xiao4)

例: It is inappropriate to make fun of other people.

(取笑他人是不當的行為。)


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