As I mentioned in an earlier post, Idaho Falls is the epicenter of Melaleuca, founded by Frank Vandersloot.
Frankie is currently the national finance co-chair for the Mitt Romney campaign, which puts him under a media microscope.
Thanks to said microscope, I found this article from Glenn Greenwald and salon.com. It's a fun read about how Mr. Vandersloot uses his company and influence to further political and ideological agendas, and make people who criticize him, his company or his
Heh, by simply linking this article and typing these few paragraphs, I could very well be putting myself in their sights. Folks, if lostinidaho.me disappears, you'll know why.
Anyway, read the article. This is what I live with, this is the thumb I currently live under because I am an Idaho Falls resident. It's insane, but it's reality. I am all for the entrepreneurial spirit, and for the letter of the law. But using money to shut people up seems a bit unfair. I can't afford to hire a legal team to match his, so if I get a demand letter I'll buckle. I'm one of millions (dare I say it, the 99%??) who would be forced to do the same.
Is that justice?
Have you read the article yet?
Added: Another reporter has picked up the story, and the seeds of discord are spreading. What now, Frank?
Added: Vandersloot's rebuttal in the Idaho Statesman, including a lengthy statement. Enjoy the read. I chuckled, especially when me mentioned his liberal stance on environmental issues...