Sometimes the things you are required to do as a reporter can veer into the absurd.
More often than not, those things usually involve politicians.
Which brings me to how I found myself standing in front of Kroger on 15th Street on a chilly Wednesday morning.
I was there for a “news event,” which means it was really neither. U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey had chosen the auspicious location for a formal announcement that he was entering the 2014 race for U.S. Senate.