Chris Matthews appeared on “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday night, gushing to host Maher about Michele Bachmann.

“She’s my hero,” he said. “She’s going all the way.”

Maher responded by calling her “a crazy girl with mean ideas.”

“If that’s the criteria for being president, let’s elect the Octo-mom,” Maher said.

Watch the clip below, which originally aired on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” on June 17, 2011, embedded via Mediaite.