• Nov 22nd 2010 at 10:01AM
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Former Australian politician Jeff Kennett going crazy for Kool Mints – Click above to watch video after the jump

Jeff Kennett is the former premiere of the Australian state of Victoria. During a recent radio show appearance, the conversation came to an Aussie candy called Choo-Choo bars, and that turned into a discussion on all kinds of candy. When the host mentioned Kool Mints, though, Kennett perked up, said "They play a very important role in life," and then began to relate how the sugar in Kool Mints absorbs alcohol in the body.

That was followed by advice to everyone that "if you're ever stupid enough to drink and drive," you should keep Kool Mints in the car to get the alcohol out of your system. The funniest thing the vid could be the radio host valiantly trying to derail Kennett's Kool-Mint train in every possible way short of yanking the mic away. The video is after the jump, and in case you're wondering, the mints won't do any such thing. Hat tip to Liam.

[Sources: AUSmotive, Herald Sun]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      The best thing to do if you ever encounter a handheld breathalizer is:
      1. Take 3 fast deep breaths. This cools your lungs down and removes excess alcohol vapor.
      2. Quickly following the 3 breaths you want to blow for 3 seconds and 3 seconds only. The longer you blow the higher the concentration of alcohol will be.

      This won't beat the test but it will move things to your favor. Yeah I sat through a training class from one of the manufactures.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The best thing to do is not drink and drive.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Jeff Kennett - lets just say he was responsible for Melbourne's taxis all being painted in a weird shade of yellow.

      Unfortunately the shade he suggested was full of lead, which meant the paints industry in Australia had to expensively develop a lead-free substitute. Amusingly, Holden ended up using that colour in 1995 on their HSV GTS-R...
      • 4 Years Ago
      As Bugs Bunny would say "What An Ultra Maroon!"
      • 4 Years Ago
      Kool Mints Active Ingredients:

      Colours 171
      Egg White
      Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin)
      Glucose Syrup
      Vegetable Fat
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is Palin's Australian cousin??

        • 4 Years Ago
        Don't tell Michelle Obama -- She will want to fly Airforce One there to buy some.....
      • 4 Years Ago
      There's some comfort to know that politicians are the same everywhere, dullards & egotistical buffoons.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Complete rubbish. There is no such thing as gum, mints, candy, ect that will "absorb" alcohol.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's your standard politician right there. They're no better here in the states...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Activated charcoal mints!
      • 4 Years Ago
      "The mints are there to try and hide the stench of booze on my breath" would of been a more truthful comment from this clod.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Kennet was usually reasonably sane pollie when he was active... But this comes from the Palin-zone.
      He still does excellent work with Beyond Blue, which every dude should know about, if depression is not an issue for you, it is for half a dozen people in your life and one of your mates will take it one step too far.
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