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

Fri, Nov 02, 2012 - Page 10

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)