That didn't happen with Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, the co-chairs of the President's National Commmission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform created to deal with the deficit and debt. To my surprise, they admitted that they could end up with nothing -- they may fail to reach sufficient agreement among the commission's bipartisan membership. This followed their disquieting depiction of the serious economic crisis the country is facing.
Why would they confess the possibility of failure? Was it just self-protection? Or was it more an honest expression of how broken the body politic is? For the good of the country, let's hope they succeed.
You can read my Q&A with Bowles and Simpson published in the Intelligence Report of PARADE Magazine.