I hit one of those potholes on 14th the other day and thought the transmission dropped out of my Saab. Well, not quite that bad, but it woke me up. Tomas Krynsky asked the SeattlePI why the Seattle transportation folks haven’t patched it up. “(It) would certainly benefit from rehabilitation,” admits Charles Bookman, Seattle’s street maintenance manager. But he says there’s a backlog of repair projects, and 14th is too badly damaged to just patch up the potholes. So in other words, nothing’s going to happen anytime soon.