Sometimes a news story crosses my desk that's almost impossible to believe. Case in point: a Daily Breeze article about a local politician protesting a recall petition organized against him... because - and I'm not making this up - people might confuse him with Captain Eisen:
In any event, Eisen has fired off a letter to the county registrar-recorder objecting to the petition-gathering process.The YouTube video is here - it's a compilation of the short interview questions from the 1994 Wing Commander III Behind the Screens CD. Captain Eisen was played by Jason Bernard, who died in 1996.
Among his complaints:
Recall proponents used the name William Eisen on the petition in a move to deliberately confuse voters who have long known him as Bill Eisen.
Using the name William E. Eisen on the ballot may cause voters to confuse him with "other non-elected people such as William Eisen recently interviewed by Crazydog 7 on YouTube."
The YouTube video features a black actor - dead for 12 years - portraying a character known as William Eisen in a video game called Wing Commander, said Gerry O'Connor, one of the leaders in the recall effort.
"I don't know whether people would confuse me with that gentlemen or not, but we have the same name so it's possible," Eisen said, conceding that he is registered to vote under the name William.