Lakeside Talks 2013

Apparently Gen. Stanley McChrystal and comedian Conan O’Brien were there. It’s interesting that the ostensibly secretive club appears to be announcing this information to the Press Democrat. Notice how the club spokesman makes a point of saying that the club is still relevant. Usually relevant people don’t have to point it out.

Has the club turned into a bunch of delusional old men? Has its glory days of Presidents and Secretaries of State passed?

Also: Paul Otellini, former CEO of Intel, Stanford University President John Hennessey; Jorge Quiroga, former president of Bolivia; David Gergen, political commentator; Chris Matthews, political talk show host; and William Reilly, former Environmental Protection Agency administrator.

There are rumors that Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck were at the retreat this year because they were missing from their usual schedules.

3 Responses to Lakeside Talks 2013

  1. Avatar Peter Phillips
    Peter Phillips says:

    The Bohemian Club is still a place where powerful men gather to play and celebrate themselves. Conversations range from celebrity gossip to global wars. Yet in one sense the Club being superceded by globalization and the formation of a transnational corporate class that uses Davos, Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg Group, World Social Forumn, the G-8 and G-20 as places of policy formation and global dominance planning.


    • Peter, it’s a good article and very interesting. It’s the first attempt I’ve seen at quantifying the global power structure in a way that goes beyond simplistic geopolitical models.

  2. I think this is straight out of playbook for any politician. I guess I don’t get the outrage. – Rate this comment: 0  0