10 Questions for Dan Quayle

Former Vice President Dan Quayle on picking a Veep, skipping the convention and selling dashboard decor

Eric Cassee for TIME

Your son Ben is a Congressman in Arizona in a nasty primary battle. You didn't advise him against going into politics?

No. When he decided to run, I said, It's your choice. We need good young men and women, of both parties, entering politics. There's a dearth of good folks in politics these days, unfortunately. His primary is Aug. 28, and it's a horse race, so I will watch the Republican Convention on TV.

Does he come to you for advice?

I'm probably more on the calling and giving advice than him soliciting it. He doesn't believe this, but I've told...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!