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CPAC: Cal Thomas Says Rachel Maddow The 'Best Argument' For Contraception (VIDEO)

First Posted: 02/ 9/2012 4:53 pm Updated: 02/10/2012 11:50 am

Conservative pundit and columnist Cal Thomas took a particularly nasty jab at Rachel Maddow at Thursday's CPAC conference in Washington.

During a panel at the conference, a clip of Maddow's appearance on Sunday's "Meet the Press" was played. In it, Maddow said that Republicans are "waging war on contraception."

"I'm really glad...that you played the Rachel Maddow clip," Thomas said after the audience booed a bit, "because I think that she is the best argument in favor of her parents using contraception." As the audience cheered, he continued, "I would be all for that and all the rest of the crowd at MSNBC too for that matter."

UPDATE: Thomas, who is a regular on Fox News, received a sharp rebuke from colleague Greta Van Susteren on Thursday night.

"Cal Thomas needs to pick up the phone and make a personal call to Rachel Maddow," she wrote on her blog. "Then he needs to publicly apologize."

Watch above (via Talking Points Memo)

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 09: Herman Cain, Former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, addresses the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. Thousands of conservative activists are attending the annual gathering in the nation's capital. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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