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World of Warcraft hobby sparks US political row

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.

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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)










1. back-stab v.


(an4 zhong1 shang1 ren2; an4 di4 xian4 hai4)

例: Beware of friends who backstab.


2. out of touch phr.


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

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


3. make fun of v. phr.


(qu3 xiao4)

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


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