Republicans attack Dem for comments as game character

Reportedly this is Santiago, Lachowicz’s World of Warcraft character. I haven’t played the game for a long time, but this sure doesn’t look to me like a level 85 orc rogue.

Not to be missed is the Republican attack on a Democratic Senate candidate in Maine for things she said as a video game character. It seems Colleen Lachowicz plays World of Warcraft and has said some politically charged things. For example, speaking as her character, she said, “Now if you’ll excuse me, I may have to go and hunt down Grover Norquist and drown HIM in my bath tub.” Imprudent, mixing politics into your gaming, but attacking a political opponent for what she said as a video game character? Desperation. Next thing you know, they’ll be saying the game has made her violent. … shaking my head …

5 thoughts on “Republicans attack Dem for comments as game character

  1. PT, what a thoroughly modern problem. Were I gaming and famous I might try to stay a little more anonymous than this! Imagine one’s leisure pursuits catching up with one in this way!

    1. Anonymity is basic to these games. Otherwise we’d play ourselves and use our real names. And in my experience, those who introduce real-life politics or religion into their game chat are immediately scolded by other players. Shame on this woman for mixing the two worlds.

... and that's my two cents