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The times they are a-changing in the ol' US of A and nowhere has Bob Dylan's famous lyrics proved more prophetic then in the tiny state of Maine, where Colleen Lachowicz, an avid World of Warcraft gamer has been elected to the senate

When Lachowicz's Republican opponents revealed her dark gaming secret during the election campaign, they thought they were doing her the would be senator a great disservice. How wrong they proved to be.

The online gaming community rallied around Lachowicz, perhaps forever dispelling the accusations that playing online MMO's are a "waste of time" and/or only representative of people who "live in a fantasy world".

"So I'm a(n) 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?!", posted Lachowicz on her website after her outing by the Republicans.

And it turns out that her Orc character, (whose name is Santiaga by the way) is a bit of a hard-arse. In fact, she's level 85, which we're reliably informed is the highest level possible (what with all the new add ons and stuff).

"I can kill stuff without going to jail. There are some days when this is more necessary than others," whether or not Maine's newest senator intends to bring her online rape and pillage persona into the political arena remains to be seen, but it should make things pretty interesting either way.



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