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I Knit Socks, Too: World of Warcraft Playing Politician Responds to Detractors

Instead of talking about what they’re doing for Maine people, they’re making fun of me for playing video games… In the last ten months, I’ve spent no more than forty five minutes playing WoW. I also knit socks—and that too has taken a back seat to my work and my campaign. - State senate candidate Colleen Lachowicz.

Lachowicz, running for a Maine senate seat, is under fire from opponents for having a video game hobby, and talking it in the way that any player would. To see more about how she’s responding to the campaign, which has included a door to door mailing and a website that implies she is unable to distinguish game life from reality, see The Daily Dot.

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  • chris

    I dont see the problem and I also make fun of my friends that play WOW. But thats btw me and them.

  • Anonymous

    I would definitely support a fellow knitter.

  • Guest

    There’s a world

  • Alexandra Chevallier

    There’s a world of difference. You’re just teasing your friends (as implied by your comment), but this woman is having pamphlets mailed to her neighbours and constituents that imply she’s unfit to be a senator because she plays WoW.

  • Anonymous

    agreed, knitting takes patience and follow through which are great traits for a politician. Also, it brings us one step closer to knitters ruling the world

  • Laura Truxillo

    Knitters are a clan unlike any other clan, bound by the unbreakable yarn of camaraderie. And socks.