That's one way of looking at him. And while this book was not meant to be the other, I sought to include that side in order to tell a more complete story.
Cheney is Bush's opposite. He thinks government should do a few things well and otherwise leave its citizens alone. Defend the country. Cut taxes. Get out of the way. Cheney rarely gets carried away in the moment.
He still speaks in clipped English, drops unnecessary words--prepopsitions, conjuctions.