It now appears Al Flowers (or somebody in control of his "Al Flowers For Mayor" Facebook page) posted info that Flowers needed "support," and was thinking of backing out of the mayoral race. Then, later, some kind of denial was issued that Al was ever thinking about backing out of the mayoral race (who is spreading such rumors?!) while, incredibly, the "thinking of dropping out" information was STILL UP ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER RIGHT NEXT TO THE FREAKING DENIAL.
Confused? Let's see if I can shed more light on it.
To understand just how messy this is, the best way might be to check out a definitive document, in this case...
...a screen shot "capture" of Al's Twitter page, which replicated the content of the Facebook page. Click here for two documents that show what "truth to the people" apparently means to Al Flowers.
In the meantime, information just hit the Star Tribune about Al Flowers and a convicted drug dealer, click here for that story. It should be noted that sources close to Johnny Northside had the basic outlines of this story the day before yesterday--that Al Flowers had been cited for something, and drug activity was involved--but both my sources and myself were unable to nail down the specifics of the story...partly due to a pressing need to go to the Metro 100 party where I had a complimentary ticket, and the free Naked Grouse Scotch flowed like a river.
The lead was kicked to the Star Tribune, which quickly unearthed the story.
And quite an ugly story it is.