For the unwashed masses (from their homepage):
cx_Oracle is a Python extension module that allows access to Oracle databases and conforms to the Python database API specification.Makes me realize how I wish I could find more stuff to use python in. Most of my reporting is done in perl, and not worth converting. Most of my maintenance scripts (rman, etc.) are bash scripts calling the Oracle executables themselves.
Also be thankful that the Hoff is there in case you have fat fingers!