Does anybody have experience with Python on the iPad?
Is it easy to get and use Python?

I don't know if this will help you or not, but I know Python is possible on the iPhone because I have it. I had to jailbreak my iPhone, and download Python from Cydia. It works well for command-line stuff, but as far as making a program with a GUI I don't know. If it's possible on iPhone then iPad wouldn't be so far fetched I think.