EDIT: Gah! Talking about leaping before looking! I pull up the boto API reference page on cloudfront and I see the following:
This module is not well tested. Paging of distributions is not yet supported. CNAME support is completely untested. Use with caution. Feedback and bug reports are greatly appreciated.Sounds not quite ready for a) learning python b) using at work. <sigh> Learning python is still the next project, but I won't be using it for this concept.