Rich Galen

Finally some good news. According to the New York Times: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran is suffering from exhaustion because of the strain of his job, the official news agency IRNA reported Sunday in an unusual disclosure about the health of the country's top elected leader.

More good news from Iran is that inflation is running at about 30% and the aforementioned collapsing oil prices "could force severe budget cutbacks and rising unemployment."

The bad news is, "The news agency quoted a political ally as saying Mr. Ahmadinejad would make a full recovery."

Well, in these difficult times we'll take our good news in small bites.

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at