UPDATE: Anchorage Press reporter Amanda Coyne was there, and described the incident in a Flashlight item today. (Click here for the full story). She says Ruedrich went out to break up a group of Palin sign-wavers, telling them they were breaking the rules.
Ruedrich left, and Large came over.
Here’s how Amanda described what happened next:
When Large told the Palin supporters at the picnic that he was asking them, on behalf of the Republican Party, to disband, they drew closer. Then Palin made her way to the front of the group and put her hand on Large's arm.
“Don't touch me!