ONN - When Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf was running for Mayor of Oakland, and through her first year, some people and especially in the right-wing media would point to her time as an Oakland Skyline High School Cheerleader, and call her the City's "Head Cheerleader." Sometimes derisively and arguably with not a small bit of sexism.
That written, it's hard to argue with the moniker in the specific case of yesterday's Oakland Roots Pro Soccer Block Party. To say the Mayor of Oakland let her hair down would not be an understatement. Libby Schaaf got into it. Leading the crowd in an "O" cheer that would make the Oakland Raiders proud, except the team's headed to Las Vegas by 2021, when the Allegiant Stadium should be completely ready.
But, who cares? Libby is dancing and jumping up and down, and in total, just having herself a good old time!
It's nice to see Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf having a little fun and enjoying Oakland's newest sports organization rather than sparring with Donald Trump and ICE. She did manage to leave before our Richard Haick could ask her questions; Mayor Schaaf escaped down the stairs, and on her way to her next scheduled stop.
By the way, the Oakland Roots tied their inaugural game 3-3.
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