State auditor behind on property taxes

State auditor is behind on her property taxes – State – NewsObserver.com.

Beth Woods is late paying her property taxes. Is this a big deal? Is it as big a deal as Tony Rand using his influence to allow Blue Cross/Blue Shield to gouge the state for medical care given to prison inmates.

I think not.

Woods says she was just an “average citizen” who ran for office. She notes that she’s like everyone else, struggling with her finances.  She owes the tax on a $124,000 town home.

She might have a point. Maybe she is an average citizen.  The problem is, shouldn’t we expect even average citizens elected to office to behavior above average? Or are we to be governed by the lowest common denominator.