First, everyone who knows anything at all about this topic knows that recent administrations have had a woeful record for commutations of sentence. They are a God-awful point of comparison. Couldn't really do worse. Unless the point of interest is mind-numbing merciless neglect.
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So, if the White House PR team insists on bragging / spiking the football (after Obama's first term - the most merciless term since that of John Adams), why don't those knuckleheads just come out and say he has granted more commutations of sentence than any president since FDR? What's the deal?