Revise and extend: Governors don’t like shutdowns ...
Published: October 13, 2013 08:52PM
Updated: October 14, 2013 07:12AM
Steve Griffin/The Salt Lake Tribune Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, center, is joined by Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, left, and Idaho Gov. Butch Otter during a roundtable discussion Friday at the Governor's Mansion in Salt Lake City.

My column last week took a whack at another newspaper writer’s column because he didn’t put in any links to back up his points and opinions.

Friday evening, I posted my column for this week. Not. One. Link.

My bad. Been fixed. Please have a look:

— Governors don’t like shutdowns — George Pyle | Salt Lake Tribune

... governors, of whatever party, are very different political animals than senators. Senators debate. Governors have to govern. Get things done. Take responsibility, and action, when things break down. That’s why we like governors — FDR, Reagan, Clinton, W. — to be president. It didn’t work for Mitt Romney, but that’s because he denied everything he did well in Massachusetts. Jon Huntsman, though, is still looking for a new situation.


— Congress lumbers while threatened default looms — AP /

Dan Liljenquist might run:

— Liljenquist op-ed spawns hope he’ll run — Paul Rolly | Salt Lake Tribune

Dan Liljenquist warns not to read too much into his op-ed piece in the Deseret News Thursday that calls out Sen. Mike Lee’s quixotic insistence on quashing a federal budget deal without the defunding of Obamacare. But many political observers, including myself, are reading a lot into it anyway. ...

Donna McAleer is running:

Shutdown is N. Utah’s reward for re-electing Bishop — Donna McAleer — For The Salt Lake Tribune

— Deal to open parks is good news, but real work remains — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

— Utah’s takeover of national parks is good government solution — Deseret News Editorial

— How Utah’s congressional delegation got Hillary elected president — Robert C. Wadman | For The Ogden Standard-Examiner

— Can Paul Ryan save the GOP from Ted Cruz? — John Dickerson | Slate

— The shutdown probably won’t hurt Republicans in 2014. Here’s what will — Ezra Klein | Wonkblog

— The ‘Apocalypse Now’ Republicans — Ross Douthat | The New York Times /

... But there is still something well-nigh-unprecedented about how Republicans have conducted themselves of late. It’s not the scale of their mistake, or the kind of damage that it’s caused, but the fact that their strategy was such self-evident folly, so transparently devoid of any method whatsoever. ...

— Cruz takes Republicans down the rabbit hole — Maureen Dowd | The New York Times /