I wrote a nifty class which wraps URLLib behind an interface for RESTful web services. The result is a set of one-liners that can be used to import data from compatible APIs.
The goal of this project is to easily import and process data from disparate APIs without needing to read thousands of pages of poorly written documentation. Just import the models you need and hit the ground running.
Think of it as Yahoo Pipes, but local and in Python instead of a graphical programming language.