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Jungle Patti day one: Eats a tarantula, group prayer for Rod

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On her first night on the show, Patti Blagojevich eats a tarantula.
She later breaks down crying.
But not because of her furry snack.
She had just talked about her husband's predicament and co-contestants Heidi and Spencer Pratt ask her to join them in prayer.
Patti lowered her head and wiped tears away as Heidi led the prayer aloud.
"You know the truth," Heidi Pratt says as the three of them hold hands.
Afterward, the camera cut to Patti who is talking through tears.
"When you hear your own hopes out loud, it's kind of touching," Patti says, keeping her tough Chicago voice steady, but crying.
Just before that, Patti Blagojevich talked about her husband's criminal case. She says he was railroaded, because he tried going around the legislature instead of working with it. She says she was fired because of the publicity and that Blago was impeached after he was unable to bring evidence at his trial held by the Senate (Blago's defense refused to participate).
"It was probably the worst...the worst six months of our lives," Patti Blagojevich says on national TV.
Spencer Pratt says he would have voted for Blago for governor.
"I look at them as the Heidi-Spencer of politics," Spencer Pratt says at one point.
Rod Blagojevich was indicted April 2 on charges he schemed to trade official action for campaign contributions. Among the charges was that he tried to sell President Obama's Senate seat to the highest bidder.

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Patti does well to stay clear of comments about Rod and the indictment. When not forced to defend Rod, she comes off quite sympathetic as a charming, modest housewife standing in for her husband trying to earn some pin money to keep the household budget afloat. I confess to feeling a twinge of guilt as she was made to eat the dead tarantula. Of course, we who have listened to the tape, know better that she is a foul-mouthed harridan just like her hubby.

Jeez, Patti... stay away from those Pratt's. They are real buttholes!

Give me a break, he has put Illinois in financial ruin with his bs, I'm suppose to feel sorry for what he gets now? And I can't help remembering Patti in the background of one those taped conversations using profanity like she was raised in a bar. Eating a tarantuala will be a step up from what he will be eating in prison, He will get use to soy.

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