Besides, Bob doesn't really seem to care about porting to py3k (he hasn't said anything about it until now, other than that he didn't feel competent to do it).
His actual words were: "I will need some help with 3.0 since I am not well versed in the changes to the C API or Python code for that, but merging for 2.6.1 should be no big deal."
That is quite unfortunate, and suggests that perhaps the module shouldn't have been added to Python in the first place.
Bob participated actively in http://bugs.python.org/issue4136 and was responsive to detailed patch review. He gave a popular talk at PyCon less than two weeks ago. He's not derelict.
I can understand that you don't want to spend much time on it. How about removing it from 3.1? We could re-add it when long-term support becomes more likely.