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What does Mc Cain mean when he says: "I won't be 'rubber stamp' for Obama" on CNN.com - Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News
If ever you needed to highlight the lazy or ignorant use of English you need look no further than Presidential hopefuls. lol. Mr McCain is 'article ignorant'.
Compound noun or not 'rubber stamp' is a countable noun and therefore attracts an article. In this case the noun begins with the consonant r so 'a' is appropriate; 'a rubber stamp'. HTH
Last edited by Sensible; 26-Jan-2009 at 13:22.
The quote in the article is:
McCain, who has long championed bipartisanship in Washington, said while it's important for Americans to come together, it doesn't mean "that as the loyal opposition that I or my party will be a rubber stamp."
The headline omits the article.