As Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner is one of the most powerful people in the U.S., if not the world. If I had a chance to sit down with him it would be pretty tempting to ask about the government shutdown, the lackluster economy, and whether George W. Bush's nickname for him is real (look it up).
Ultimately, though, I would ask which stocks are in his portfolio. Call me crazy, but I just wouldn't be able to help myself.
Think of the opportunities he has!
In the past, Boehner has met with Apple CEO Tim Cook, received healthy donations from AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, and, according to the Huffington Post, joined JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon for drinks.
Lucky for me, I don't actually have to meet with Boehner to find out what he owns, since politicians' financial assets are public record. So I did some digging -- with help from OpenSecrets.org -- and was able to uncover some of the Speaker's best-performing stocks.
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