I was at his retirement party at the TX GOP Convention in 2000.
He did contribute a lot to the Conservative Movement during the Reagan era.
He gave a lot of effort to the advancement of the 2010 tea party exposure.
I am sure there are things to criticize, but he is head and shoulders above many GOP POLs.
Armey’s a bit like Newt in that way—flawed, but has made some real contributions.
I too met him at a breakfast talk, when asked about some of the stupid comments and laws proposed by the Democrats - while they still cotnrolled the Senate, he said, "Oh they will never pass that stuff, no neeed to mention it in the press." A real defender of the right - not. (that's my rant)