Friday 21 September 2018

Ups and downs of political reality face Varadkar as he follows power out west

The Taoiseach raced around those famous hills but not everything went so smoothly in San Francisco

Leo Varadkar with Apple CEO Tim Cook
Leo Varadkar with Apple CEO Tim Cook
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Ups and downs are part of life in San Francisco. The city's massive hills offer up a certain wonderment and more than a little challenge to the average visitor.

But Leo Varadkar had no such issues as he was whizzed from tech giant to tech giant in a fleet of SUVs escorted by the secret service and a hail of sirens.

Adjusting to life as Taoiseach can't be easy and neither can being repeatedly introduced as "the gay son of an immigrant".

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