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Obama on Palin Speech: "I've Been Called Worse on the Basketball Court"

From CBS News' Maria Gavrilovic:

(LANCASTER, PA.) - Barack Obama said he wasn't surprised by the tone of Sarah Palin and Rudy Giuliani's speeches last night, arguing "This is what they do. They don't have an agenda to run on."

He did criticize the Republicans for focusing so much on him, but brushed off the attacks saying, "You know, I've been called worse on the basketball court."

Obama spoke to reporters about the convention speeches after a small town hall meeting at a Hydro plant in York. He chose not to address Palin's speech during the event and even dodged a question on her experience.

"I'll let Gov. Palin talk about her experience and I'll talk about mine," he told a local worker.

However, he later dismissed accusations that criticism of her resume is somehow irrelevant or sexist.

"I assume that she wants to be treated the same way that guys want to be treated which means that their records are under scrutiny," Obama said.

"I've been through this for 19 months. She's been through it, what for 4 days so far?"

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