A member of Hampton NH Royal Society Bridge Club since 2007

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HAMPTON – The Royal Society Bridge Club has inducted political candidates, sports stars and Nobel Prize winners, but not until this January did they claim a POTUS. 

The member in question, Joe Biden, raised his right hand inside a packed Widow Fletcher’s Tavern in December 2007 while campaigning for president, still a U.S. senator. He repeated the words of the Royal Society Bridge Club (RSBC) oath in a crowded bar room as read by tavern owner Parker Ryan.

“I pledge to my comrades that I will never use my membership to influence parking lot attendants, superior court judges or voters whose IQ nearly equals their age,” Biden said before being inducted into the prestigious drinking club.

Joe Biden was sworn in as an official member of the Royal Society Bridge Club in 2007. "I ... pledge to my comrades that I will never use my membership to influence parking lot attendants, superior court judges or voters whose IQ nearly equals their age," Biden repeated the club’s pledge after Parker Ryan.

Biden joined the likes of Al Gore, John Kerry and Dick Gephardt in becoming a member of the club, which in fact has never played bridge but simply met Friday each afternoon for a drink at the…

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