Spokesmen for the Vatican tried to explain that the GOP could not, in fact, filibuster the Conclave, to which John McCain and Lindsey Graham replied that it wasn't a filibuster anyway, so relax.
Unnamed sources within the GOP caucus report that strategists knowledgeable about the decision to filibuster the Conclave are banking on reservoirs of good will amongst the cardinals. "Our last remaining strength is among angry, old, white men. And few people are angrier or older than this collection of 60 year old celibates."
Another source confirmed that if there appears to be any irreparable breach developing between the Catholic prelates and the GOP a few well chosen words about abortion, birth control pills and legitimate rape should repair the damage.