Alan and Ron agree on a lot. Alan even wrote a book about wanting to use a gold standard.
He was just a guy with a job (albeit a pretty important one) who within the bounds of the existing system did the best he could.
Even Bernanke agrees (at least publicly) with a lot of what RP says. I think the Fed honestly is disgusted with the balancing act congress forces them to play and the magic accounting they have to use to pull it off.