UK 21 September 2012 Quote of the Day Australian treasurer Wayne Swan on the Republicans. Print HTML Let's be blunt and acknowledge the biggest threat to the world's biggest economy are the cranks and crazies that have taken over the Republican Party. For his sake (and ours), let's hope Australian treasurer Wayne Swan doesn't have to deal with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. › Nightjack: former Times lawyer interviewed under caution Australian prime minister Julia Gillard and treasurer Wayne Swan. Photograph: Getty Images. Subscribe More Related articles Tony Blair might be a toxic figure - but his influence endures How Labour risks becoming a party without a country Will anyone sing for the Brexiters?