Defeat still being snatched from the jaws of victory

Boy, they just can't seem to get this Union referendum thing straight:
In October, UW-Madison students voted to increase student fees to pay for the projects, but construction won't move forward unless the state issues $126.2 million in bonds, Wisconsin Union Director Mark Guthier said Thursday.

Plagued by hypocrisy and opposition from all sides, the beast just couldn't get off the ground. It looks like this is one bird that's going to stay flightless for a little while longer.