This is hilarious. Democrat candidate Colleen Lachowicz won Maine’s Senate district 25 on Wednesday, defeating a one-term Republican senator.  Republicans had vilified Lachowicz because she has an orc character in World Of Warcraft. “Colleen Lachowicz spends hundreds of hours playing in her online world Azeroth, as an Orc Assassination Rogue named Santiaga,” said one Republican ad. “We need a Senator who lives in OUR world, not Colleen’s World.”

There was even a website that “exposed” Lachowicz’ harmless and amusing chat comments, I suppose because Republicans thought people would care.

Shockingly, this tactic didn’t work out so well for Republicans.

Playing video games is something normal adults do. Trashing gamers makes you sound like an out-of-touch freak who has trouble separating reality and make-believe. It’s the 21st century analogue of complaining about Elvis Presley’s hips.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go fight the urge to renew my WOW account.