State auditor behind on property taxes

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

State Auditor Beth Woods owes $1,234 in property taxes on her $124,00 town home.

Is this a big deal? It certainly is not as big a deal as former N.C. Senate leader Tony RAnd using his influence to allow Blue Cross/Blue Shied to gouge taxpayers for medical care given to prison inmates.

Woods claims she was just an “average citizen” who ran for office, without big corporate backing, and that she is struggling with her finances like all of us.

That may be so. But shouldn’t we expect even “average” people who get elected to office to act above average? Or are we to be content to lower our expectations to the lowest common denominator?