CPAC's 'ask a speaker' hashtag campaign backfires before the conference even begins
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Following in the footsteps of Bill Cosby's publicists and the New York Police Department social media outreach officer, the organizers of CPAC have opened the floor to questions from Twitter via the #CPACQ hashtag:

Not surprisingly, the decision quickly backfired, with liberals flooding Twitter with questions before the conference even started: