After having to restart the code for a railsish controller dispatch.cgi equivalent for GAE (3 hard drive crashes in as many months? Really? C'mon...), I've managed to get something just about working on the dev server. The hard part is figuring out what python calls stuff, and keeping what exactly "self" is straight.
update: and nevermind... got it. \o/ Will post the hack later on. I really wish python wouldn't just pass around instances of self implicitly. :(