Mary Peters, the Harley-riding transportation guru who left her longtime job as director of the Arizona Department of Transportation to become Transportation Secretary under President George W. Bush, has joined the Goldwater Institute as a "senior fellow."
Peters was considered a potential candidate for governor in 2010 until Governor Jan Brewer rose to power in the wake of Janet Napolitano's departure.
Last year, the Teamsters accused her of allowing "unsafe" Mexican trucks to pass through the international border and launched a campaign to have her fired as Transportation Secretary. After Obama's election, she was replaced with Ray LaHood.
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Here's what her Goldwater gig will entail, according to the conservative think-tank: