WATCH: Paul Begala debates Tucker Carlson, has snappy comeback for heckler

Posted By Kristen Butler, UPI.com   |   March 14, 2013 at 5:31 PM
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Democratic strategist Paul Begala debated Libertarian conservative commentator Tucker Carlson for "Fight Club 2013" at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday. The two formerly co-hosted "Crossfire" on CNN and regularly debate at political conferences and events. Toward the end, Begala shot down a conservative audience member who heckled on the topic of Hillary Clinton.

The exchange came after Carlson asked Begala if he thought Clinton would run in 2016. Begala -- a former strategist for Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign said "she's actually gonna first live a life."

"Would she be a good president? No, she would be a great president," Begala said of Clinton. He went on to say the fact the Republicans were "afraid" of her was a good sign. As he began listing other things she'll probably do before she considers running, an audience member shouted "Get a facelift!"

Begala was quick with a comeback: "No, not get a facelift. She's not a Republican society lady, she's a real woman."

He then launched into further praises of Clinton's work helping women as the crowd booed.

Watch the entire half-hour debate below or skip ahead to 18:24.

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