Kevin Rudd's Twinings comp entry - Jasper the cat has a cuppa
He's adept at promoting ideas that might be hard to swallow, but getting a cat to drink a cup of tea? Now there's a challenge worthy of Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd.
In an online video posted on his Facebook page, K-Rudd gets his cat Jasper to try a special blend of tea created out of a rather dainty but utilitarian pink cup and saucer. And he encourages his dog, Abby, to have a slurp as well. No peanut butter in sight, mind you.
Mr Rudd's mad catter tea party was filmed by him, apparently to boost his chance of having his own blend of tea released by Twinings.
It's a ploy to get an edge over his combatants - radio broadcaster Alan Jones, TV host Kerri-Anne Kennerley, former pro-surfer Layne Beachley and country singer John Williamson - in the online contest to score votes for his "Kev's Arvo Tea".
As of this morning, Jones is in the lead, closely followed by K-Rudd with KAK's cuppa last.