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Have you tried using the XML functionality of InDesign? Not quite scripting on the level you're asking, but sounds like it is your solution..
Give that a try.
I believe it will work granted you don't need to apply different leading and tracking based on the content. The XML uses styles so you can set this all up on a template and go.
Yes you can script the creation of or the population of a template to import XML. You can also automate the content format to fit to avoid any manual work. I have a custom script that import 3500 individual statements/photos/preferences/maps. It then changes the layout, formats the font sizes/kerning based on the contents and finally exports a colour separated PDF ready for flat sheet 4 colour presses.
This work would have taken 10 graphic artists 3 days (240 man hours) to do what the script does in 90 minutes, except the script works with 100% accuracy and the manual method requires extensive QA. So scripting is well worth it.
Unfortunately I cannot give you the script because it wont work in any other scenario but the concept is the same.
"This work would have taken 10 graphic artists 3 days (240 man hours) to do what the script does in 90 minutes"