The Linux Journal readers have good taste. This is the 3rd year that they have voted Python as the Best Programming Language. Oddly enough, C++ is the runner-up. I personally liked C++ when I was in school, but the two languages are quite different. On the other hand, Python interfaces with C/C++ pretty well, so maybe the readers of that magazine like to do mash-ups with the two languages. You will also note that they voted Python as the Best Scripting Language too.
Congrats to the Python community and the PSF too!