THE BLACK KETTLE

Proverbs 21:30

Trolling for Dirt on the President’s List

By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL:

Here’s what happens when the president of the United States publicly targets a private citizen for the crime of supporting his opponent.

Frank VanderSloot is the CEO of Melaleuca Inc. The 63-year-old has run that wellness-products company for 26 years out of tiny Idaho Falls, Idaho. Last August, Mr. VanderSloot gave $1 million to Restore Our Future, the Super PAC that supports Mitt Romney.

Three weeks ago, an Obama campaign website, “Keeping GOP Honest,” took the extraordinary step of publicly naming and assailing eight private citizens backing Mr. Romney. Titled “Behind the curtain: a brief history of Romney’s donors,” the post accused the eight of being “wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records.” Mr. VanderSloot was one of the eight, smeared particularly as being “litigious, combative and a bitter foe of the gay rights movement.”

About a week after that post, a man named Michael Wolf contacted the Bonneville County Courthouse in Idaho Falls in search of court records regarding Mr. VanderSloot. Specifically, Mr. Wolf wanted all the documents dealing with Mr. VanderSloot’s divorces, as well as a case involving a dispute with a former Melaleuca employee.

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May 11, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment

  1. What in the world can an ordinary American do to fight this Dirty campaigning? As a citizen, I am ashamed that such misleading slander of Mr. Wolf is engaged in, particularly coming from our executive branch which Should be neutral toward all American citizens. Disgusting; feels like I’m living in some backward third world dictatorship.

    Comment by Dianne | May 11, 2012


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