Is WoW-playing Senator the Coolest Politician Ever…?

…he just might be. 

On Monday GamePolitics scooped the gaming press with news of a senator from Guam who plays World of Warcraft as Paleray,  a maxed-out level 70 Dwarf priest. 

The story got picked up everywhere, which is always nice. Even cooler, however, the man himself, Senator Ray Tenorio, dropped by GP to offer a few thoughts. We’ve verified that the IP attached to the comments comes from Guam.

Here’s what the level 70 Senator had to say:

Hey everyone. Paleray here. I thought your comments were fun and I thought I’d reply to some of them.

Yeah, I have time to do my job AND play Wow, it’s cheaper and less time consuming than Golf and I think a lot more fun.

I don’t play more than [GP reader] Nate but I have to admit it can be a challenge to walk away sometimes. Some believe gaming is the problem when, I think, it’s really a matter of ‘everything in moderation,’ remembering and following your priorities, and the real cause of the problem: lack of either self-control or parental control.

True: “Government guys are just like everyone else.” And the more that is true of me the better I’ll be able to represent a great number of people of Guam.

I only WISH I got Xp by signing all the government documents while leveling to 70, oh well, and if you applied the gold in lieu of Xp, woot woot.

I agree with the sentiment “How can you not be a wow fan????” There’s no wonder on my part why there’s 9 Million players.

Finally, I’ll gladly receive your gold and you can call it a campaign contribution, mana from Heaven, or just a gift any day. Wouldn’t you?

Have fun all and thanks for your comments.

Tenorio also followed up with brief answers to a few questions from GP readers.

UPDATE: Tenorio dropped by Kotaku as well…

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