You may want to have a look at posts by Greg Stein in the comp.lang.python thread to find more details about this. The exact url was too long for MonkeyFilter. Python is arguably the easiest programming language to learn, favoured by many in the Open Source movement, and yet powerful enough to be used by many very smart programmers, including some at Google itself.
Google gives a Xmas present to Python lovers Nice Xmas present to computer programmers everywhere: Guido van Rossum, otherwise known as the Benevolent Dictator for Life of Python has been hired by Google (anyone needs a link for it?). Whereas programmers hired by Google get 1 day a week to work on their "pet projects", GvR will apparently work 50% on Python and 100% with Python.