Quote of the Day: Holograms

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From Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), admitting that he’s never used an ATM machine:

It’s true, I don’t know how to use one. But I could learn how to do it just like I’ve . . . I swipe to get my own gas, buy groceries. I know about the holograms.

The Omaha World-Herald notes that after mentioning the holograms, “Nelson clarified that he meant the bar codes on products read by automatic scanners in the checkout lanes at stores such as Lowe’s and Menard’s.” Glad we got that cleared up.

(Via Steve Benen.)

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