Washington D.C. - First Lady Laura Bush announced today that she has given up tap dancing as her way of honoring our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"I am taking my cue from the president who courageously gave up golf, a game he loves so much," said Laura in a memo to the press. "We should all be willing to sacrifice for our brave men and women in uniform. I love tap dancing, although I haven't actually done it in thirty years. The point is, I now officially declare that I will not strap on my taps, if I ever found them while cleaning, until every last soldier is home safe."
Advisors to the First Lady had warned her that images of her tap dancing might send the wrong message to our troops overseas.
"It pains me deeply that soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan cannot tap dance when they want to. That is a freedom they are fighting to preserve for all of us and I salute them for it. I want the troops to know that I support them, so I will tap dance no more."
An unnamed source close to Mrs. Bush said she will continue doing the Samba, but will cut back on interpretive jazz dancing.