Stroger spokesman defends furniture purchase

File photo of then-Cook Co. Board Pres. Todd Stroger. (AP)

April 27, 2010 2:39:02 PM PDT
A spokesperson for Cook County Board President Todd Stroger is offering a defense for why new furniture was recently purchased.

James Ramos says, it was to "save the next president for criticism."

On Sunday, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed first raised questions about the furniture buying. Stroger has just eight months left in office after losing in the primary.

His staff confirmed a new desk and a floor-to-ceiling cabinet was recently delivered to the office of Stroger spokesman -- and longtime pal -- Eugene Mullins.

Ramos argues there's currently not enough furniture to go around.