But, Mr. Earnest failed to point out two seemingly relevant pieces of data. First, the previous four presidents, miserable records and all, did grant 88 commutations of sentence. President Obama, after six and a half years of Hope and Change has "beaten" them by a grand total of ONE. Count 'em. ONE.
Secondly, none of the previous four presidents received nearly as many applications for commutations of sentence as Obama. If you combine their numbers - as Mr. Earnest is want to do - you see that Obama has received a thousand plus more applications than all of them combined and the result has been slightly (1) more commutations of sentence.
"Bold"? We think not.
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