First Lieberman?

A Washington blog has labeled U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., "the original Lieberman."

Peterson, who serves most of western Minnesota, did not like the comparison, but laughed when told about it.

The DailyKos ran a post called: "Who was Lieberman before Lieberman was Lieberman?"

It points out that Peterson often has not fallen in line with his party’s leaders, much like Joe Lieberman, the Connecticut U.S. senator who was a Democrat but now is more of an independent who supported GOP presidential candidate John McCain.

The DailyKos, and the liberal Huffington Post, reminded readers that a few years ago House Democratic leaders "upbraided" Peterson for not contributing enough money and doing other things for his colleagues.