Republican Judy Baar Topinka contends ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich and "his tarantula-eating wife" don't have any respect for the people of Illinois.
Topinka isn't happy that Patti Blagojevich referred to her on Thursday's episode of "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!" The former first lady described one of her husband's former opponents as being "like a crazy old aunt."
On WLS Radio's "Don Wade and Roma Morning Show" on Friday, Blagojevich confirmed that his wife was referring to Topinka, who lost to Blagojevich in the 2006 governor's race.
Also on WLS, Topinka called the Blagojeviches "shameless" and said it was "disgusting" that the Democrat sent his wife to a show that required her to eat a tarantula this week.
Blagojevich contends his wife is on the show because she loves her children and wants to earn cash to support them.