Something you are doing is odd maybe.
rush@tools-bastion-03:~$ python Python 2.7.6 (default, Jun 22 2015, 17:58:13) [GCC 4.8.2] on linux2 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. >>>
What does type -a python output for you on either of the bastions? It looks like you have aliased python to something non-standard based on the "Python 3.2.3" output you got on tools-exec-1207.