In a ridiculous smear campaign, the Republican party of Maine says that Democratic candidate running for that state's senate is unfit for office because of her "double life" in World of Warcraft (her avatar is above). Their website against her, meant to out her online persona, highlights a few crude remarks, including calling Republicans teabaggers.
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The accused, Colleen Lachowicz, commented on the strangeness of it all:
I think it's weird that I'm being targeted for playing online games. Apparently I'm in good company since there are 183 million other Americans who also enjoy online games. What's next? Will I be ostracized for playing Angry Birds or Words with Friends? If so, guilty as charged!
What's really weird is that the Republicans are going after my hobbies instead of talking about their record while they've been running Augusta for the last two years. Instead of talking about what they're doing for Maine people, they're making fun of me for playing video games. Did you know that more people over the age of 50 play video games than under the age of 18? As a gamer, I'm in good company with folks like Jodie Foster, Vin Diesel, Mike Myers, and Robin Williams. Maybe it's the Republican Party that is out of touch.