Here's the thing about Charlie Sykes. While he racebaits and demagogues for his rube audience, he deeply wants to be seen as some sort of public intellectual. And listening to him puff himself up, one senses he's deeply insecure about his bonafides (as one might suspect a thrice-married moralist would be). And, he checks out what people -- even smalltime bloggers like the Brawler -- say about him (noted here previously).
As was the case yesterday when Sykes mentioned this article. Why did he mention it? Because he was sad, in this perfunctory piece, that Abele's parking tickets, etc., were not mentioned. Whereas, he claimed, that if Abele was a conservative the story would have mentioned every skeleton in his closet because conservatives are held to a different standard.
I'm sure it had nothing to do with the fact we noted here that Charlie Sykes, author of "A Nation of Moochers," is a moocher himself.