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03/14/2013 05:10 pm ET Updated Mar 15, 2013

Paul Begala: Hillary Clinton Doesn't Need A 'Facelift,' She's 'A Real Woman,' Not A 'Republican Society Lady'

Democratic strategist and CNN contributor Paul Begala faced off against conservative media mogul Tucker Carlson for an event at CPAC on Thursday, exchanging jabs on a number of political topics. Given the opportunity, Begala also shot down a conservative audience member who attempted to get in a jab at Hillary Clinton.

The exchange came during a question about Clinton's potential presidential aspirations. Begala -- a former strategist for Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign and a steadfast Hillary supporter in 2008 -- did little to hide his excitement at the idea of the former secretary of state running in 2016.

"She would be a great president," Begala said of Clinton, going on to claim that the fact that Republicans are already attacking her is a sign they are "afraid."

"I hope she does [run] -- I have no idea if she will," Begala continued, going on to list a number of things that he believes Clinton wants to do outside of electoral politics.

"I think she's actually gonna first live a life, write her book, reacquaint herself with the real world..." he started.

"Get a facelift!" someone in the crowd interjected, seemingly channeling a topic of discussion on Fox News last month.

Begala was quick with a comeback.

"No, not get a facelift," Begala said. "She's not a Republican society lady, she's a real woman."

For more on CPAC, click over to our liveblog.

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