It should go without saying that if you seek to hold a public office in this country--whether you are elected to one or nominated--there are certain things you should do.
A) Vote with enough regularity to show you care, Caroline.
B) Pay your income tax, Tom.
C) Pay your unemployment tax, Nancy.
D) Not view your position as a way to personally profit, Rod.
It's not about holding politicians to a higher standard than the rest of us. Really. It's what we should expect from every citizen. Just sayin'...