A co-worker had issues with a PHB. The PHB in question was our customer, who was... well, let's just say "very specific" in his coding style.
For example (just one example of many), my co-worker was told to change
// variables not representative of actual names
int alpha, beta, kumquat;
My co-worker was not happy with the change, but had no position to veto the PHB's changes. -sigh- Moral of the story, it may not be the fault of the programmer, they may hate the code just as much as you do.