That the Labor Party will actually elect him is symbolic of just how far it is still addicted to a quagmire of incompetence. Each time he is asked in future for an interview as President, memories of Rudd/Gillard/Rudd with the swollen appendix of Treasurer Swan will flood back to haunt the Party.
Why Members of Parliament see themselves as competent administrators is beyond comprehension.
Labor launched itself from Whitlam and his bunch of mafia crooks to Gillard and Rudd with a straight face, pretending they were upstanding citizens with an ounce of competence.
Clearly Rudd/Gillard/Swan were criminally worse and more hopelessly unskilled than any previous administration, so why, with Swan as the ALP President, would they want to remind us of their history of disastrously ineffectual amateurs.
The bloke was (and still is) an inept moron, and he has sat on the backbenches since, copping a deserved verbal bashing by the Government without the right of reply. He just sits there with a silly, guilty grin on his face with more front than Myers!
Labor has a unique ability to view the world only within its own bubble. Transcranial electrical currents block blame, guilt, and any sense of common sense. It promotes Rudd as a UN Secretary-General, Gillard as a dissuader of male suicides, Shorten as a Prime Minister, so why not Barnaby as a marriage guidance counsellor or Trotsky’s love child, Wayne, as ALP President… WTF?
Swan stands for every single thing the Party was thrown out for but the Party still doesn’t get it! Rudd, Gillard, Combet, Conroy, Macklin, Shorten, Garrett with Swan as Treasurer busily turning rivers of gold into culverts of shit, what a government it was!
Turnbull would be far better suited as ALP President.
Yep, but the ALP will get 'ol dickhead “President” Swan as a memorial to Labor’s flagitious inability to govern.