Sweet: Obama is “surprised” press bit on Clinton push for tougher press treatment.

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EN ROUTE SAN ANTONIO–On his campaign plane on Tuesday, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said that he was a “little surprised” the push by the Clinton campaign for Obama to get more scurtinized was working. The comment came a day after Obama was asked about his relations to Tony Rezko, on trial in Chicago on corruption charges and why his campaign at first denied an economic advisor met with a Canadian offiical and talked about NAFTA.

“I wa a little surprised that all the complaining about the refs actually worked as well as it did for them, this whole spin on how the press has been so tough on them and not tough on us,” said Obama.

Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson and Phil Singer–and the Clintons themselves–have stepped up their complaints that Obama is getting softball treatment.

“I didn’t expect that you guys would bite on that. But it is what it is. Like I said, our focus is to just keep on talking about the issues”

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