Well, King County finally contacted me about the Communications Specialist job. It turns out...
"Michael, we did make a selection of a very qualified candidate and he has accepted the position. You should be receiving your 'sorry' letter very soon.... I loved your enthusiasm and attitude and you did make a positive impression on me. Good luck in your job hunt and keep that good attitude."
A positive impression... fantastic. I make a positive impression on everyone. Apparently, though, I don't make a positive ENOUGH impression.
Whatever. I'm off to find yet more jobs to apply for. In the meantime, check out this picture of Hermione Granger drinking a Corona!