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Overheard in a Chat Room

Back in late October when the Virginia gubernatorial race was in its final stages, the Washington Post held a live chat during which Post polling analyst Jennifer Agiesta, a 2000 alumna of Washington and Lee, joined a fellow staffer in answering questions from readers. We just happened across the transcript of that chat recently and found that it reveals a couple of interesting asides between Jennifer and fellow W&L alums. You can read the entire transcript here but you’ll have to scroll down a ways to find the interchanges. It’s kind of fun, though, to read a chat visitor from Georgia beginning his or her question by saying that she or he had attended Washington and Lee and U.Va. and then for Jennifer to respond with “Hello to a fellow General.” Later on there is another visitor who identifies him/herself as “Another General in Virginia” and begins the question with “Hello from the Commerce School (just kidding…)…” In her answer, Jennifer allows as how she’d like to be typing from the C-School library. The bottom line? Wrote Jennifer, “…who knew there were so many W&L alums lurking out there?”

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