I had only one close encounter with him. That was when he went to a Congressman’s office to argue against TARP and he invited me to join in the meeting. My observations about him:
1. He was highly principled. If he disagreed with a libertarian article of faith (such as the view that “starve the beast” would lower spending), he would say so. But he was certainly no friend of the establishment’s belief in itself and in big government. He knew that the elites were solidly for TARP, and that made him all the more willing to try to stop it.
2. He was modest and gentlemanly. He would have been the last person to engage in trolling for self-aggrandizement.