Chris Matthews Declares The PA Polls Closed Thirty Minutes Early

04/30/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In the clearest sign yet that tonight is going to be a long night for the media, Chris Matthews got a familiar quiver up his leg and without warning, declared before his viewing audience that it was eight o'clock and the polls in Pennsylvania were closed. The only problem was it was only seven-thirty and there was a big ol' clock right there on the ticker that clearly said that polls would be open for another half hour. None of the professional newsmen in the room said a word, either because they were too dumbfounded to respond or because they just really, really, really, really wanted this primary to be over. Buckle up, people: this is going to be a bumpy ride.