Jeff Kennett, former Victorian Premier and Chairman of beyondblue, has put himself in some very hot water today by recommending Kool Mints to drink drivers as a means to defeat Police breathalyzers.
Speaking to Neil Mitchell on Melbourne station 3AW Kennett said, “If you have had a couple of drinks and you want to absorb the alcohol quickly Kool Mints will do it.” Digging himself into a deeper hole Kennett proclaimed, “I would very rarely drink and drive, but if I’ve had anything at all to drink I will reach into my little pocket and have some Kool Mints.”
Unsurprisingly “Bloody Jeff” has attracted criticism from all angles. There’s not a lot more to say, to be honest. You can watch footage of the interview after the break.
[Thanks to Tim for the tip]