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).
That is quite unfortunate, and suggests that perhaps the module shouldn't have been added to Python in the first place.
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.