Oh, and a nice seat, and you get another HID to use for moving around. This is using the upcoming 0.1.0 release of libsixdof which has wiimote support. Note that you can also use the spacenavigator true 6dof device. If you are using the later then you'll need evdev 2.1.0 or later, and if you're using 2.1.0 see this bug for a patch to get more than X and Y axis working.
More information to follow, including a video and details on the space navigator and GE.
libsixdof and a wiimote to control Google Earth under Linux from Ben Martin on Vimeo.