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    George Bush, Meet the Barcode Scanner

    The now infamous moment when George Bush appeared bewildered by a supermarket checkout scanner during his 1992 reelection campaign reinforced the caricature of the President as an out of touch politician, ensconced in the DC "bubble". 
    "This is for checking out?" He asked, commenting that he was "Amazed by some of the technology." The trouble was that supermarket scanners had existed since the 1970's, revealing just how ignorant he was about Americans daily lives. One of his many gaffes of the 1992 campaign: 
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