Bohemian Grove endorses Roberts; 10 yrs in Iraq
Sat, 30 Jul 2005 21:10:20 GMT
San Francisco Examiner
A parade of Lincoln Town Cars has been ferrying back and forth to Monte Rio the last couple of weeks, bringing notables up to Bohemian Grove for the summer encampment. This weekend, Colin Powell, a full-fledged member of the Bay Area Power Elite now that he is a partner at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, heads up to the grove to camp out with the guys who run the world. … Last week, former CIA insider and retired Admiral Bobby Inman told the Bohos that the U.S. will have to stay in Iraq another 10 years before we can accomplish anything there. No one liked hearing that.
Sen. Bill Frist gave one of the Lakeside Talks — a kind of keynote speech given soberly in midday. The lads were unimpressed for the most part by Frist's ruminations on the state of it all, but the Bohemians seemed downright unnerved by the close of his speech. He went completely religious. Now many of the Grovesters are God-fearing gents, but lakeside it doesn't do to wear your piety on your polo shirt, which is what the gentleman from Tennessee did. Too much. … Clarence Thomas was also much in evidence at the grove; he didn't overly opine about the Supreme Court, except to advise that he likes Judge John Roberts. That's nice.