I read the ARRL web post and I don't see it quite as negative or biased as John (or others). Frankly, Herbie did something amazing--he convinced the FCC to reverse a key decision on license revocation. That, in itself, is pretty much a rarity! If Herbie didn't have a great moral character we wouldn't be discussing him at all. IF he made a mistake, it didn't indicate some chronic flaw in his character.