If this wasn't bad enough, some of the councillors who resolutely defended Marryatt and gave him the pay increase in the first place, still feel they are incredibly worthy of being re-elected in the upcoming local body elections.
While Sideshow Bob and his loyal follower Sue Wells have walked the plank and useless Barry Corbett has retired from council, other Sideshow Bob groupies want to stick their noses in the public trough for another three years.
Ngaire Button, Aaron Keown, Claudia Reid and Jamie Gough all voted to give Marryatt the whopping pay increase. All four councillors have had stickers plastered on their election billboards reminding people they did as Sideshow Bob ordered and supported Tony Marryatt.
Jamie Gough's grovelling that, in hindsight, he would not of voted for the increase will be treated by the good people of Christchurch with the contempt it deserves.
The chances of any four of these councillors getting re-elected is hovering around zero.
But Aaron Keown, one of Marryatt's most vocal supporters, is desperate to keep his $100,000 plus salary package.
Aaron Keown's central policy platform is to get Aaron Keown re-elected and he'll say just about anything and do just about anything if he thinks it might scrape him up a few more votes.
Such is Keown's flexible principles is that he voted against Marryatt's compensation package.
The usual talkative councillor told The Press that "it wouldn't be professional for me to comment". But it's all just a wee bit too late for Keown to try and distance himself from Marryatt. He and his fellow Shirley-Papanui ward councillor Ngaire Button will soon be booted out of office and good riddance.