I haven't seen an update on the status of removing Python 2 from the CD images, and this page has last been updated late 2013.
No Python2.7 is still there for desktop, check the CD manifest here:
For 14.04: server and desktop images
The situation is:
Python 2 is removed from the server images, you are absolutely right! For the server, don't worry python2 is still in the repos and can thus easily be installed.
Now the migration to python3 is not completely finished for the desktop (which involves more python packages than the server). The desktop image thus still has python2.