On her campaign-for-mayor Web site, a picture of embattled Clerk of Criminal Court Kimberly Williamson Butler shows her smiling broadly, standing against a French Quarter backdrop of pastel buildings and ornate ironwork.
The scene brings to mind a vision of a rebuilt New Orleans, where the trash man comes every day and the streets are all clean.
Trouble is, the scene pictured is 1,900 miles from the troubled, debris-ridden city Butler seeks to lead -- at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. Whether Butler actually traveled there to take the picture, or merely had herself digitally installed, remains unclear.
A Disney public relations official confirmed Friday that the picture comes from the theme park's "New Orleans Square," and the company had been made aware of the unauthorized use of the image.
"We've referred this to our legal department," said the official, who did not give his name, referring further questions to a Disney lawyer who could not be reached.