Oh South Carolina, why must you taunt us so.
For Katrina Shealy, being South Carolina's only female state senator means facing some unique challenges. The main one seems to be fellow state senator Tom Corbin
That’s when Corbin – no stranger to making bizarre statements – is said to have begun needling his lone female colleague regarding her gender.
“I see it only took me two years to get you wearing shoes,” Corbin told [State Sen. Katrina Shealy], who was elected in 2012 as a petition candidate.
This was apparently an oblique barefoot and pregnant
reference, and a staffer notes that "he makes comments like that all the time."
At one point in the conversation – which quickly escalated into a confrontation – Shealy is said to have angrily asked Corbin where he “got off” attacking women. [...]
“Well, you know God created man first,” Corbin said, reportedly smirking at Shealy. “Then he took the rib out of man to make woman. And you know, a rib is a lesser cut of meat.”
I suspect our South Carolina-based commenters will be able to offer up a laundry list of Tom Corbin's past insanities, because this fellow apparently hasn't been right in the head for a very long time. Imagine being State Senator Katrina Shealy and having to deal with this clown every day on the job. Whatever she's being paid, it's not enough.