I've been unable to get to it for the last hour or so.
Most likely maintenance time, those are scheduled most often on weekends.
I tried last night (about 12 hours ago) and it was down then. It is still down this morning. It is hosted in the Netherlands, so I doubt it's connected to the Twitter/Facebook stuff. I also Googled for mirrors, but Python doesn't host mirrors anymore. Too bad.
Of course this is the weekend that I was going to install 3.X and start converting. I could use Active State's version, but I think I'll wait until python.org comes back up.
Yeah and I am all excited and ready to embed python in my C++ app after seeing how easy it looks. C'est la vie.