FBDC caught up with Julie Mason post-WHCA victory this afternoon, who is very excited. “Now I know just how Ahmadinejad felt when he won. Last night I felt like invading Virginia or possibly engineering a coup on the RTCA board, just to test the limits of power.”

On a more serious note, she said members “are pretty worked up over issues like pool report distribution, how the daily briefings go and how to deal with the Obama administration’s use of background briefings, photo releases and other tactics. It’s all our creepy little insidery family business, but these things affect coverage so — it’s important.”

Editor’s note: Mason’s “campaign manager” ok-ed the use of this photo.