Tuesday, May 17, 2005

ANNOINTED? GOV. WARNER'S APPEARANCE AT SECRET BILDERBERG MEETING RAISES EYEBROWS

Gov. Mark R. Warner quietly slipped away earlier this month to Germany for a secretive weekend conclave of global economic and foreign policy figures.

Warner confirmed Monday that he took part in the annual Bilderberg Meeting the weekend of May 6-8 at a resort hotel near Munich. Other U.S. participants included Henry Kissinger, Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman, Ford Motor Co. chairman and CEO Bill Ford and Richard Holbrooke, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

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A year ago, John Edwards, then a U.S. senator from North Carolina who became John Kerry's Democratic running mate, attended the Bilderberg Meeting.

Warner has been mentioned prominently as a possible contender for the 2008 Democratic nomination.

The secretive annual forum of prominent politicians, thinkers and businessmen began in 1954 in Holland at the Bilderberg Hotel, from which it takes its name.

Has Warner been annointed as the next Democrat national candidate for President?