Matthews Congratulates Coons for Beating Christine O'Donnell: 'That Was Important for Life on This Planet'

December 16th, 2010 9:45 PM

Chris Matthews on Thursday not only congratulated Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) for beating Republican Senatorial candidate Christine O'Donnell in November, but also said his victory was important for life on this planet.

It wasn't a tingle up the leg moment on MSNBC's "Hardball," but it sure was close (video follows with transcript and commentary):

SEN. CHRIS COONS (D), DELAWARE: I`m going to support the president`s efforts in the next few month, but at this moment, I`m looking forward to us making a tough strategic review and making responsible decisions by next summer.

CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Well, Congratulations, Senator Coons, and thank you for beating Christine O`Donnell. That was an important election, I think, for life on this planet.

Readers are once again reminded that Matthews thinks "Hardball" is "absolutely nonpartisan."

If you believe that, I've got some marvelous swampland for sale in Florida that you really ought to consider as either an investment or future retirement property. 

(H/T Mediaite)