"Eric Allen Johnston" was a business owner, president of the United States Chamber of Commerce, a Republican Party (United States)/Republican Party activist, president of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and a U.S. government special projects administrator and envoy for both Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic and Republican Party (United States)/Republican administrations. As president of the MPAA, he abbreviated the organization's name, convened the closed-door meeting of motion picture company executives at New York City's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel that led to Waldorf Statement in 1947 and the Hollywood blacklist, and discreetly liberalized the production code. He served as president of the MPAA until his death in 1963.

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Most government officials are rushing headlong to solve the problems of 50 years ago, with their ears assailed by the sound of snails whizzing by.

The dinosaur's eloquent lesson is that if some bigness is good, an overabundance of bigness is not necessarily better.

What I can see here is that I think our quality (of racing) will go up, ... We usually get a lot of Louisiana horsemen anyway. The wild card is what will happen with the Louisiana-bred money.

If the power goes out, business stops ... whether you sell roses or you're a big manufacturer.

We're still excited. We still have a great field.

I'm tickled with the field as it came up with the absence of the Fair Grounds this year.

Both Georges were not thugs. I know the difference and I know guys that have been in a tow truck that are bikers but they're thugs. They'll do stupid things, they'll insult people, they'll intimidate people at wrecks. . . . These guys weren't like that.