HE'S adept at foisting political tripe on the unsuspecting, but getting a cat to drink a cup of tea? - now there's a challenge worthy of our Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd.
In an online video posted on his Facebook page, Kev gets his cat Jasper to try a special blend of tea that he's 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.
Kev's mad catter tea party was filmed by him, in his Brisbane home, apparently in sane mind, 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 Avo Tea''.