Senator is a Level-70 Dwarf Priest in World of Warcraft

July 24, 2007 -

What if a senator was playing games instead of bashing them?

It's already happening in Guam, where as reported by the Pacific Daily News, Sen. Ray Tenorio (left) is a serious, level-70 WoW player. Tenorio's avatar is a Dwarf priest named Paleray on the Silverhand server. He's a member of a guild, of course, the Knights of the Marianas.

From the PDN report:
 

Tenorio has been gaming online... for years. His previous game of choice was Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, where he had several top-level characters of various classes. But in November [2005], his brother Charlie made an earnest plea... "We need a healer..."


Of WoW, Tenorio said:
 

What I like about World of Warcraft is it's a great way to be able to reach out and connect with other people. So many different people play -- attorneys, accountants, geeks, ... all kinds of people.

What makes World of Warcraft so alluring is that it's always reinventing and adding new content. There's always something new to come back to.


Guam is a territory of the United States and has one non-voting member in the U.S. House of Representatives. Tenorio is a member of Guam's 15-member unicameral legislature. His official website is here.

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Re: Senator is a Level-70 Dwarf Priest in World of Warcraft

O.O I want to duel him. I bet I can beat him in teh game and being a better senator. >:D

=========================================================================== Jack Thompson is vanquished!!!

Re: Senator is a Level-70 Dwarf Priest in World of Warcraft

Maybe he's also member of this site: http://www.strategyfreaks.com/games/world_of_warcraft/ 

or as Jack Thompson would have it (how is the heart btw? try blaming that on rockstar) "US Senator Days Weeks or Months from flipping and running through the halls of Capitol Hill with a Mace in one hand and a Bottle of Tears in the other Dismembering Murdering Destroying the poor innocent Senate!. Stop this now before we are kneedeep in the burning legion!

WoW ftw!x

We could use more people like him in office. He might actually know what he's talking about instead of making judgments based on 5 minute biased exhadurated clips.

If he is interested in the position, I would gladly vote for him as President too.

Respect here from denmark!
If i could, i would gladly vote for Ray Tenorio as president ;)

@Nate

Guam man, think about that, Guam. What else is he going to do?

Heck, I really will write his name in for President come election time. I am so disillusioned with politics and the usual Politician that it is simply refreshing to hear one talk so straightforward. And I do not mean the so called "plain talk" that Bush uses (or attempts to use). Bushisms, anyone?

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He's 999/1000 exalted with eight factions. I like that politicians are playing video games, but I don't know that they should be playing more than I am.

Nice, but Alliance? heh, don't matter. I'm glad to see an actual gamer and not someone who plays Second Life and thinks hes one (Still don't see it as an actual game).

Don't get me started at WoW. I will ignore that that is the game he plays and say, "Nice, a gamer in politics woot."

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In other words, these Sentators do not have enough work to keep them busy.

By the way, your link to Knights of Marianas has no player names Paleray listed. Kicked out?

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From the looks of it, he's got some decent epics there.

http://armory.worldofwarcraft.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Silver+Hand&n=Pa...

Wait a minute. I thought the Rouchies said that someone who plays video games can't accomplish anything. Whoops there goes that theory culties.

Interesting fact, he's a republican.

can he heal our governtment lol (sorry had too)

Found it funny that I see this at the top of the main page while a story in the news ticker about WoW membership reaching 9,000,000 is immediatly to the right. Nice timing, GP.

Thanks, that confused me because I like Jackie Chan and I couldn't believe he would said that.

@hilaryduffgta
"oh well till then i have gta and duff"
you have duff beer? how does that taste? hahahahaha

Back on topic,

Lmao i wouldnt know i dont drink beer i smoke.....i mean i dont do anything wrong i read the bible!!!!!!!

How much EXP do you get for signing off on legal ammendments?

I think the press would have been a lot meaner if he played some kind of undead warlock female!!

Lmao

Undead was always a pain in the a** to play

@Jer

I'm not sure, it took me a few moments to understand he meant jack Thompson, not Jackie Chan the actor.

WOoohooooooo

yay WOrld of warcraft!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And a level 70 priest!! Damn thats pretty good

@Jer

it was said sometime by jacky boy when Gp was still Live journal

im sure you can....maybe you will get a discount on an epic mount

God i need a decent comp to play world of warcraft on again....ahhh if only alexandra would be out in cali already.......then me and my gamer girl could play it together

oh well till then i have gta and duff

@ hilaryduffgta

I think you are going for the South Park episode "Make love not warcraft"
But the quote is "You can stand here and toss a ball around... or you can sit at your computer, and do something that matters"

@the_bombman

ahhh man oh well at least i was in the neighborhood

but hell yea world of warcraft is a damn good and entertaining game

@hilaryduffgta

But it's the end of the World...... of Warcraft.

If I send him gold, can I write it off as a campaign contribution?

@mnementh

Ummmmm how can you not be a wow fan????

Thats fine though go ahead and sit out side and throw the ball around or you can get up and do something in the world.......of warcraft


the internet for whoever gets that line (beyond easy)

@Brokenscope

Same here. I was quite shocked for a moment or two until I realized the hyphen was not a typo. I was all like, "why all the hate, O kung fu mastah?"

@gs68
Source please

yeah WarCrack!!!

Not a big WoW fan here, but that's pretty cool.

This is pretty cool.What Hal Halpin said about the number of politians also being gamers is starting to come true.Whats next,a president that has owned a Playstation.So he does not have a vote in the House of Representatives, but he still has the ability to particapate in other house activitys. The gamers finally have a voice to speak for them in the house.

He isn't an undead priest... but he is a priest so I can appreciate the effort it takes to get to 60 when your main job is to heal.

I work in Gov, but as a Tech. This makes me laugh. Really government guys are just like everyone else.. they just have better insurance. hehe

I think its great that he admits to it. Its better to be playing a game online than to be bored stupid getting into trouble.

Just my opinion on the matter.

Phantom said it. Support class on an RP server. Hott.

He's addicted to the Warcrack! HE'S GONE! =O

On a more serious note, it's funny that Jackie-chan said this some time ago:

"Adults with common sense and common decency who respect law enforcement are still running this country. Video gamers are not, and never will..."

A Dwarf support class on an RP server. He's a man after my own heart. :D

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hilaryduffgta


that line was from one of the best Soth part episodes ever and its nice to see someone who can qote Soth Park and not leave about 50 HAHA typ things behind it.

YOU SAY POLITICS AND POLITICIANS AND GAMES ARE ALIKE. YOUR RIGHT THEIR ARE BOTH IN A FANTASY. GAMES ARE SUPPOSE TO BE FUN, UNREAL, FUNNY AND ENJOYABLE, WHEREAS POLITICIANS WILL LAUGH WITH YOU AND AT YOU AFTER HE LIES HIS WAY INTO WHATEVER FIELD HE IS PLANNING TO PURSUE. HE'LL LOOK YOU RIGHT IN THE EYE AND LIE TO YOU AND HE'LL LAUGH AT YOU WHEN HE'S ALONE KNOWING FOOL WELL THAT YOU AND I ARE THE LITTLE PEOPLE COMPARED TO HIS DISPOSITION AND HIS PEDISTAL. IN HIS MIND WE ARE PIGMYS AND WHAT HE SAYS IS THE GOSBLE, ONLY PROBLEM THERE IS THE GOSBLE IS UP FOR AUCTION TO PAY OFF ALL THOSE DEBTS THOSE PREACHERS LOST IN COURT FOR MOLESTING ALL THEIR PERISHNERS CHILDREN., BUT THEIRS NO DIFFERENT THAN THE POLITOCIANS THAT ARE LIKE A GAME A FAKE, A FANTASY, A JOKE A POLITICIAN=ONE IN THE SAME.

Nice to see someone important playing a video game. It's about time someone pointed out how fun games are instead of spouting that they're the spawn of all evil in today's generation of children.

hey ray, id vote for ya anyday man. do i sense a gamer platform for president some day :P
 
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