CANDIDATES ON METHADONE:
Senator McCain had the following to say about methadone treatment back in 1999:
"Methadone maintenance programs simply transfer addiction from one narcotic to another. ...[With methadone maintenance] the federal government trades places with the street dealer, swapping heroin for methadone and feeding the addiction with taxpayer dollars. This is disgusting and it is immoral." (Entire speech on floor of Senate, May, 1999, accessible at http://www.methadonetoday.org/v4_n05.htm )
We've seen nothing more recent from Senator McCain on methadone since - nor any mention of methadone ever in any speech by Senator Obama. If anyone has more information on the stated positions of the two candidates, we'd appreciate being informed.