I think we have already come to the conclusion that Mike Leach is the most interesting man in College Football, from long drawn out stories, to chasing racoons, Mike Leach never disappoints . But this one came out nowhere and even we didn’t see this coming:
Seattle Times-Two state senators, a state representative and a football coach walk into a palace in Cambodia …
This isn’t the start of a new joke, but a description of reports out of the Southeast Asian nation that Cougar head football coach Mike Leach and three Washington lawmakers are in the Cambodian capital this week, where they met with the prime minister and other government officials.
I mean look at this! Mike Leach went to Camboida, with politicans to meet the prime minister?! Mike Leach makes the Dos Equis man look boring: The Legend continues:
“He’s someone who loves discovering new things. He loves to travel,” Stevens said of Leach. The coach is also a friend of Baumgartner, the Spokane Republican who is giving up his Senate seat this year to run for Spokane County treasurer.
A website called Fresh News International, which carries the slogan “Breaking News on Your Hand”, reported the four met Monday with Hun Sen and 10 other dignitaries at Phnom Penh’s Peace Palace. That report says Ericksen, whom it identifies as a U.S. senator, noted Cambodia’s rapid economic growth, which he attributed to Hun Sen.
Enjoying great trip to Cambodia to promote friendship and trade w Washington State. Good discussions on opportunities for WA exports in a growing economy. #Jobs Thanks to Mike Leach for coming to talk educational partnerships between Cambodia and WSU. #GreatDiplomat #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/2rCA42cwhi
— Michael Baumgartner (@VoteBaumgartner) May 8, 2018
What kind of partnership could exist between Cambodia and WSU?! Is Leach recruiting the Cougars next quarterback from there? I doubt it.
Leach did keep us updated VIA twitter on his trip:
Cambodia is fantastically interesting. Friendly people. Great interest in WSU higher ed. Everyone should visit. Pol Pol and Killing Fields sobering. Angor Wat next. Thank you Sen Baumgartner, Ericksen, Buys for invite on this Trade and Friendship trip to Cambodia and Taiwan. https://t.co/gpoTHXH9WR
— Mike Leach (@Coach_Leach) May 10, 2018
— Michael Baumgartner (@VoteBaumgartner) May 11, 2018
— Michael Baumgartner (@VoteBaumgartner) May 12, 2018
And now they are Taiwan:
Great time in Taiwan. Excellent meetings w Minstry of Foreign Affairs on geopolitics of region. Fantastic discussions w Mayfull corporation about increasing imports of Washington Beef. Strong interest! Seeing WSU alums later and maybe even some Taiwan baseball! Friendly people! pic.twitter.com/cv1Hdem2HY
— Michael Baumgartner (@VoteBaumgartner) May 14, 2018
This is a famous carving in Taiwan called The Meat Shaped Stone. Amazing and unique. pic.twitter.com/y0rCXWw9ki
— Mike Leach (@Coach_Leach) May 15, 2018
Leave it to Mike Leach to make a meat shaped stone, fascinating.