Asynchronous Python Logging

The Python logging module has some nice built-in LogHandlers that do network IO, but I couldn't square with having HTTP POSTs and SMTP sends in web response threads. I didn't find an asynchronous logging wrapper, so I wrote a decorator of sorts using the really nifty monkey patching availble in python:

def patchAsyncEmit(handler):
    base_emit = handler.emit
    queue = Queue.Queue()
    def loop():
        while True:
            record = queue.get(True) # blocks
            try :
            except: # not much you can do when your logger is broken
                print sys.exc_info(
    thread = threading.Thread(target=loop)
    thread.daemon = True
    def asyncEmit(record):
    handler.emit = asyncEmit
    return handler

In a more traditional OO language I'd do that with extension or a dynamic proxy, and in Scala I'd do it as a trait, but this saved me having to write delegates for all the other methods in LogHandler.

Did I miss this in the standard logging stuff, does everyone roll their own, or is everyone else okay doing remote logging in a web thread?