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WoW May Bring Down This Politician of the Day: So this is the age we live in — Maine state Senate candidate Colleen Lachowicz is an avid World of Warcraft player, and she’s catching all kinds of hell for it from her Republican opponents.
Lachowicz is being called out for her “time-consuming double life,” and her opposition has even gone so far as to dig up forum posts that are proof of her “crude, vicious, and violent” behavior.
Putting aside Lachowicz’ actual legitimacy as a candidate for a minute, what’s notable is the way political vetting has extended to the virtual world — should politicians be forced to maintain constant professionalism online, or should the public forgive this sort of behavior?
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thedailywhat:

WoW May Bring Down This Politician of the Day: So this is the age we live in — Maine state Senate candidate Colleen Lachowicz is an avid World of Warcraft player, and she’s catching all kinds of hell for it from her Republican opponents.

Lachowicz is being called out for her “time-consuming double life,” and her opposition has even gone so far as to dig up forum posts that are proof of her “crude, vicious, and violent” behavior.

Putting aside Lachowicz’ actual legitimacy as a candidate for a minute, what’s notable is the way political vetting has extended to the virtual world — should politicians be forced to maintain constant professionalism online, or should the public forgive this sort of behavior?

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    Dude, at least she’d understand people under the age of 900. That’s new, for a politician. But … Horde, really? Come on,...
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    Max level is 90. This is implies that her main toon is a 68 as they would most likely would have chosen her highest to...
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    She’s probably only 68 because she’s been doing her job. Think of the sacrifice.
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    Man she might lose her job and she’s only a level 68? Sad…
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    Reality check time: The three major Tea Party groups claim about a million members each. There are only about 300,000...
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    And really, I’ve seen bad trash talk from WoW- she’s actually throwing some good slams down. But welcome to Anything...
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    So not cool! We need to get her elected so that we can show them not picking on gamers and/or geeks does NOT fly!
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    I believe the truly relevant question is her policy on ERP.
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    I’d vote for her.
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    HOW COULD YOU ELECT AN ORC ASSASSIN?! COME ON MAINE.
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