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GOP: World of Warcraft player should be barred from office

The Maine GOP issues a press release calling a state senate candidate's enthusiasm for World of Warcraft "a bizarre double life."

The dangerous lady's alter ego.
World of Warcraft Screenshot: Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

Some might argue that those who play World of Warcraft are, well, in their own world.

However, if you saw last night's presidential debate, you wouldn't imagine that a martian would find those two gentlemen entirely conventional.

How odd, then, that the Republican Party in Maine believes that being a level 68 orc rogue girl should disqualify someone from candidacy for the Maine Senate.

And yet, as Politico has unearthed, the Maine GOP has actually issued a press release and is preparing a mail piece declaring that Colleen Lachowicz has a "bizarre double life" that makes her a highly questionable human.

Oh, come now. It's not as if her name is Lash-o-Witch and you can hire her at $100 per hour -- as you can some politicians.

Still, her alter-ego as Santiaga, the orc assassination rogue, seems to frighten her opponents.

They have disinterred a quote of hers from 2009 in which she declared: "I stab things a lot. Who would have thought a peace-lovin' social worker and democrat would enjoy that?"

I think that's what they call in politics a pivot toward the center for a Democrat.

Her opponents are using every online tool possible in order to express her heinous and dangerous nature. They have created Colleensworld.com, where they expand their thesis.

They explain that the average World of Warcraft gamer is 28 and spends 22.7 hours per week on Azeroth.

Clearly, she would have no time to attend the state senate. Or, if she did, she'd be murdering people on her laptop, while important decisions were being made.

The GOP's mail piece cobbles together some fine Lachowicz quotes.

For example: "Oh and I can kill stuff without going to jail. There are some days when this is more necessary than others."

And how about this: "That is the joy of the VM (Vagina Monologues) traditional or trans. Yelling C*** onstage always cracks me up!"

Many will believe it clear and present that excessive gaming has made Lachowicz a danger to the community.

For respectable politicians never swear, never live out their fantasies (not even in the Oval Office) and never say what they think.

Lachowicz is, therefore, obviously no politician -- despite being the former chairwoman of the Democratic Party in her town and the vice-chairwoman of the county party.

How can Lachowicz possibly be excused when she allows her World of Warcraft presence to have green skin and pointy ears?

Doesn't she know that being different frightens voters?

The cheery home page of Colleensworld.com ColleensWorld Screenshot/Chris Matyszczyk/CNET