Remember all that talk about transportation being the No. 1 issue of the year in Olympia? How they were going to come up with a bipartisan solution and lift the issue above political gridlock and campaign-style rancor?
Well, it didn't happen.
It went splat, a dispiriting coda to lawmakers' most deflating, discouraging, discombobulating session in a long, long time. And the ugly and personal way it imploded left scars on the institution that will be hard to heal.