"Lies", "rude and disrespectful" and "blackmail" are words used in e-mails from Longview mayor pro-tem Karen Hailey to Mayor Murray Moore. Yet, Hailey continues to say these words are being taken out of context. However, the directness of some e-mails indicate definite working relationship problems between some council members and the mayor.
In February, Hailey wrote to Moore, "I know you would rather have this in writing to save and use for blackmail." She also refers to the mayor as "Mommy Mayor Moore", something she claims another council member came up with.