Last night at Rep. John Dingell’s ceremony in Statuary Hall, instead of keeping the media in the back of the room with the cameras, reporters were unexpectedly directed up to the “catwalk” that surrounds the room.

What was interesting, though, is some of the media DID get in the room to mingle with guests. Our sources tell us it was “mostly older, mostly establishment types.”

Spotted: Tammy Haddad, Al Hunt, Mark Shields, Charlie Cook and Nancy Bagley.