Interesting news out of Egypt, and it isn't the Drudge-leading headline of President Mursi having to bug out of the palace due to mobs. It's the quick turn-around planned for a vote on the recently-drafted proposed constitution; it's been slated for December 15th.
That gives less than two weeks to campaign for or against it, which means there essentially isn't any campaign. Even the warp-speed elections of Canada and the UK have more lead time after the writ is dropped. Two weeks is ludicrous speed; cue Dark Helmet.
That leaves little time for any organized campaigning and may turn into a referendum on Mursi in the absence of an informed look at what is in the constitution and time to hear countervailing arguments. As my title alludes to, it reminds me of how the Obamacare bill was rammed through the House; folks were voting more on the general concepts than on the details, since no one had time to read through the bill before passing it.
The same may well be true here; the left wing largely boycotted the constitutional convention, but if the Salafists are willing to go along with their less-strident MB cohorts, there might be a simple majority to ram-through a somewhat overly-Sharia'ed document.