You are not a maverick if you leave your elected office less than half way into the position for no reason. You are a quitter
You are not a maverick if you have other people write your book for you. You are a person who falsely takes credit (and money) for other people's labor.
You are not a maverick if you don't show up to speeches or rallies you are scheduled to attend, or if you bail mid-way through a book tour event. It means you are selfish inconsiderate and irresponsible. By the way, Palin is scheduled to be at the Salt Lake Costco on December 9, from noon until 3 p.m. I know where I won't be on December 9th.
The self-described "maverick" is scheduled to visit 31 cities in 25 states, mostly Republican strongholds. Salt Lake City is her only stop in Utah, and she is scheduled to be in Reno, Nev., that evening.
Also, it is not mavericky to go to friendly territory for book signings.