'Halo player' used as political smear

If you're anything like us, you've been racking your brain and your heart deciding which way to vote in the hotly contested Maricopa County District 1 Supervisor race. Now, thanks to a flyer sent in to us by reader Matt M., we think we finally have our man: Ed Hermes, who, according to the literature, is "a skilled player of popular video game Halo," telling the Arizona State University newspaper "I am addicted to Halo and play almost every night."

If opponent Fulton Brock meant that to somehow belittle Hermes in our eyes, he's doing a crummy job of it: Any man who can drive a Warthog is more than capable of driving Phoenix and the surrounding area to a bright economic future.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.