When Rudd won the Australian of the Year award in January 2010, his good mate, Wayne Swan said
Working closely with Kevin over the past year, I’ve seen just how much the jobs and livelihoods of ordinary Australians have motivated him throughout the global recession. This award is a worthy piece of recognition, although I think he’ll see the most important reward as having several hundred thousand more Australians in work and spared the hardships of unemployment. Knowing Kevin, it will just spur him on to work even harder building the future economy and serving the Australian people.
I now expect that Rudd will succeed in a challenge against Julia Gillard and return as Prime Minister.
I’m not alone in wondering what the people see in Kevin Rudd. I’ve come to the conclusion that the people want Kevin back because they reserve unto themselves the right to kick him out of office. The people were denied that opportunity in the 2010 election, but they will have the opportunity in the 2013 election.
In other words, the people are screwing with the minds of ALP pollies. They will exact their revenge on Rudd in 2013 but in the meantime they are putting irresistable pressure on Labor MPs to bring Kevin back as PM.
Then we will have:
Kevin Rudd. Wins the election on 24 November 2007. Sworn in as Prime Minister on 3 December 2007. Australian of the Year 23 January 2010. Knifed on 23 July 2010. Returns as Prime Minister 15 March 2013. Defeated by Tony Abbott 14 September 2013.