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05-10-2012, 04:01 PM #1
US Senate candidate "unfit for office because she plays WoW"
Depressing/funny newsbit regarding games of the day, I suppose. Best quote:
"Maine Republicans said playing the game led Ms Lachowicz to live a "bizarre double life" that raised questions about her ability to represent the state."
Could be worse, though - imagine if she played a warlock.
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05-10-2012, 04:12 PM #2
Also, imagine a politician without a double life.
05-10-2012, 04:16 PM #3
But actually, I think a politician who is an avid MMO gamer WOULD influence me. On the one hand, they are less likely to screw over my gaming interests. On the other hand, I know that my productivity drops by a noticeable (to me, not to my co-workers) degree when there is a game I particularly want to play waiting for me at home. And MMOs are "addictive".
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05-10-2012, 04:24 PM #4
While I get a sense of yay politicians playing games what a world we love in, how good is she etc. she has made some pretty silly comments considering she knew she was going to be running for the state senate:
- "So I'm a level 68 orc rogue girl. That means I stab things . . . a lot. Who would have thought that a peace-lovin', social worker and democrat would enjoy that?!"
- "Yes, I am seriously slacking off at work today. And I called my congresswoman's office today. And told them I would probably be calling everyday."
- "I spent my day leveling my alt - an undead warlock…"
- "I'm lazy, remember?"
- "Now if you'll excuse me, I may have to go and hunt down Grover Norquist and drown him in my bath tub."
- "Or my dream from election season last year where John McCain sat at my childhood dining room table and I reamed him a new a**hole about Sarah Palin."
- "I like to stab things and I'm originally from NJ…. what's your f***ing point?!"
- "Do not send me a campaign contribution or I will have to stab you! Seriously!"
- "Yes, join us! We're progressive… in fact we joke about being a socialist guild."
- "I love this diary because it sums up the teabagger mindset.
05-10-2012, 05:23 PM #5
Being that I was a night elf hunter in WoW, I suppose that means I just like to shoot sentient being largely similar to myself aside from a few minor differences until they die, usually through the eye sockets.
...I can see how that may not sound entirely inconceivable.
05-10-2012, 05:35 PM #6
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05-10-2012, 05:43 PM #8
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Best comment I saw on this on Twitter was: If anything, as a WoW player, she should be mocked for being in the ridiculous fantasy world of politics.
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05-10-2012, 06:01 PM #9
Poor taste in games does not disqualify someone for public office, even when it's really poor taste in games.
05-10-2012, 07:47 PM #10
05-10-2012, 07:49 PM #11I am once again writing a blog, vaguely about playing games the wrong way
05-10-2012, 07:55 PM #12
05-10-2012, 08:03 PM #13
Colleen's a Democrat whose election is coming up in a state that's not as strongly Democratic as other coastal states to its south. The Republicans are grasping as straws and are ultimately just creating a tempest in a teapot on the hopes that the "controversy" will hurt her in the polls.
The media loves a good ole' controversy, especially in Maine where news happens maybe once a year, so this'll be out and about for at least a day. But it's basically bullshit and giving it any more credence than that's giving it way too much attention.
05-10-2012, 08:17 PM #14
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05-10-2012, 08:31 PM #16
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She should be removed from the office for terrible taste in videogames.
05-10-2012, 08:33 PM #17
race-baiting. Demonizing vidja games is waaaay down the list of shit to get worked up about. If anything, the fact that they chose gaming means that they couldn't use aaaany of the other stuff above it on the list.
05-10-2012, 08:41 PM #18
I am not particularly worked up about it, don't worry. And yes, I'm fully aware that there's race-baiting, religion-baiting, extramarital-affair-baiting, Obama-isn't-American-baiting, and plenty of other types. But game-baiting happens to be of a particular interest to this specific forum, that's all there is to it.
05-10-2012, 08:42 PM #19
But also, this sort of thing has been changing. I mean compare what a general sample would think of a person who plays WoW with what they would have thought of a person who played UO or EQ or something. Well, probably they wouldn't know what that was... but my point is that the social stigmas about gaming are going away.
For further evidence I provide the following:
republicans are using gaming for mud flinging. See what I mean? it's remnants from a previous generation.
Anyway, it is an interesting subject, the stigma of gaming, but even more interesting are our internal stigmas... CoD players might think oddly of a WoW playing politician, maybe? Now I'm generalizing
Come to think of it, the "accusation" that she's a WoW player does seem a bit more...well something... than if they had just said she plays a lot of computer games.
05-10-2012, 08:52 PM #20