Poor Barnaby Joyce ... the Lil' Abner of Australian politics mocked, not unjustifiably it must be said, by the now-famous loony-la-la finger twirling of ABC2 breakfast host Virginia Trioli. Joyce was talking drivel, and lots of it, but in that he is hardly unique among Australian politicians and public figures. We feel Trioli's candour should be honoured by a new Crikey award for public waffle. Thus: