The Dumbest People Of 2012 from trutv.com
Amanda Bynes Bynes was on her way to becoming a respected actress in Hollywood when she made a few really bad choices. One of those being that she asked Barack Obama to fire the cop who arrested her for allegedly driving drunk -- in a tweet. The president did not respond to Bynes' tweet.
General David Petraeus Dumb political sex scandals are nothing new but General David Patraeus isn't just some politician who Tweeted his junk to a sorority girl. He's the guy who had a covert actions under the sheets with an opportunistic tell-all author while running the CIA.
Hostess CEO Gregory Rayburn Rayburn blamed the unions for the death of the Twinkie while he pocketed $125k a month (not including his bonus). Way to blame a union worker when you're using $100 bills to wipe away your tears.
Jose Canseco Jose Canseco tweeted in April that global warming could have saved the Titanic. Maybe he should leave global warming to the scientists and focus on rescuing his sinking reputation.
NFL Replacement Refs Quite possibly the biggest sports disaster of 2012 were the NFL replacement refs. As one NFL replacement referee put it, "There's no gray in this job!" And from looks of all the botched calls they made, there weren't any rules either.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Commissioner Gary Bettman makes the list by presiding over the third NHL work stoppage in two decades. He probably would have had his teeth knocked out by angry hockey fans if they weren't conveniently distracted by the Bikini Hockey League.
Donald Trump With his continued "birtherism" rhetoric, Donald Trump made it on our Dumbest People list yet again this year. Congrats Don! Maybe 2013 is the lucky year you declare bankruptcy for the fifth time.
Karl Rove Tricking the "one percent" into giving you millions of dollars is an achievement worthy of any conman's praise. But when Fox News calls you on your BS in front of millions of viewers on election night, it may be time to grab your cash and get out when the getting is good.
Patricia Krentcil a/k/a "Tanning Mom" Krentcil gained notoriety after the New Jersey resident allegedly brought her 6-year-old daughter inside a tanning booth. You know things you're dumb when even Jersey reality star Snooki weighs in against your behavior. She claims to be done with tanning and is now a very healthy shade of burnt sienna.
Todd Akin Republican senate candidate Todd Akin didn't believe in abortions in the case of rape claiming that "legitimate rape" victims rarely get pregnant. Fortunately, voters in Missouri shut down his political career.
Chris Brown The only person who has a worse reputation with women than the Republican Party is Chris Brown. He certainly didn't improve his image after his brief twitter spat with comedian Jenny Johnson. Brown shut down his Twitter account shortly afterwards, which was probably the smartest thing he's done all year.
Adam Carolla Back in June, Adam Carolla was quoted saying that women aren't funny. Was this a desperate way to get attention for his book or his actual dumb belief? The world may never know and certainly will never care.