Newt Gingrich gave speech at Bohemian Grove - newspapers links etcSubmitted by MaxK on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 10:21
Note (from Ron Paul Forums)
As bad or worse than Rick Perry attending Bilderberg.
Sources below: New York Times, National Review, Media Beat, photographs of arrival, Copy of Bohemian Grove's organizational year book.
Maureen Dowd, New York Times 7/29/1995
This weekend he will join the happy campers at Bohemian Grove, the exclusive men's club in northern California that has, over the years, offered power tents and "camp valets" to such Republicans as Mr. Kissinger, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, David Rockefeller and George Shultz. The camp is a saturnalia of juvenilia, with a lot of old white rich guys running around naked and in sheets, costumed as Druids. They drink dawn-to-dusk gin fizzes, relieve themselves on redwoods and put on theatricals where they dress up like women.
National Review. September 11, 1995. William F. Buckley, Jr. On The Right. Newt Draws Fire
"Consider Maureen Dowd of the New York Times. Her recent assault on Gingrich was ostensibly triggered by his confession that he was not schooled in foreign policy (he had blurted out that Taiwan should be recognized diplomatically). But Miss Dowd doesn't conceal the totality of her concern over the Speaker. She entitled her piece ``The Loss of the Dodo''; led off by remarking that Newt was ``sickeningly'' cute; and ended by confessing her ``distress'' at the prospect of ``the Speaker frolicking in the woods with a bunch of guys in sheets and dresses.''
The ``cute'' business was a reaction to Mr. Gingrich's having told a visiting witness that she was welcome to ``come see my dinosaur.'' The reference is to a facsimile skull kept in Mr. Gingrich's office, which wouldn't strike most people as ``cute,'' so long as the addict stops short of dinosaur figures on his stationery or calls for a National Dinosaur Day.
As to the foreign-policy statement (Why don't we just recognize Taiwan?), in the same issue that carried Miss Dowd's column, the Times ran a major story about Taiwan and the loss of national identity by its people. Taiwan is large enough and important enough to warrant recognition, but we have here the problem of, ``If you had some ham we could have a ham sandwich, if I had some bread'' -- neither Taiwan nor China will affirm the obvious, which is that modern Taiwan is as much a zone of modern China as Algeria is a zone of France.
Then there is the frolicking in the woods.
Miss Dowd noted that Mr. Gingrich would spend the weekend at the Bohemian Grove, ``the exclusive men's club in northern California. . . . The camp is a saturnalia of juvenilia, with a lot of old white rich guys running around naked and in sheets, costumed as Druids. They drink dawn-to-dusk gin fizzes, relieve themselves on redwoods, and put on theatricals where they dress up like women.''
Media Beat, Aug. 9, 1995
By Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon
Media Brass Keep Secrets for Bohemian Grove
"The day before his own speech, Neuharth was among 2,200 men who heard an address by House Speaker Newt Gingrich. And what did Gingrich have to say to the assembled movers and shakers?
''I'm sorry,'' Gingrich staff writer Robert George told us. ''We do not have a copy of that speech, and it will not be transcribed... The Bohemian Grove events are basically private functions.''
But matters of great public concern are discussed at Bohemian Grove. The day before Gingrich's speech -- with a crucial telecommunications bill gliding through Congress and some humongous media mergers in the offing -- a top AT&T executive supplied an assessment of ''the complex web of futuristic communications.''
Picture of Gingrich in a Bohemian Grove publication celebrating its anniversary:
Gingrich getting off plane at the Grove: