But the paper itself did not say this. The Response from Executive Council answered the question, "Is it possible to give some indiation of any synodical process which would have to be undertaken in order to adopt the Covenant in the fullness of time?" positively, and in spelling out a sense of the process indicated that "If it is perceived that the Anglican Covenant forwarded by ACC does not require constitutional changes, the 2012 General Convention could take up the matter and vote on the covenant. However, if an Anglican Covenant suggests constitutional changes, then final consideration would have to wait for the 2015 General Convention for final reading and passage."
The Anglican Covenant: TEC's timetable.
The Living Church determined on a fast read of "A Response from the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church to the Saint Andrew's Draft." that the following headline summed up the matter: "Council: Delay Vote on Covenant Until 2015" The article began, "Executive Council endorsed a report on the proposed Anglican Covenant which expresses significant reservations with the current draft and recommends delaying until 2015 a final up-or-down vote by General Convention." This got picked up by various blogs as the Word on the matter.
There is no recommendation of a delay until 2015 for a vote. This is not about delay at all. Neither is there a recommendation for a special General Convention to take up the matter earlier. What is spelled out is the process assuming the normal flow of General Conventions.