By George Skelton
State Political Columnist
He's a freshman state senator showing no fear, no hesitation and seemingly no political sense. His first bill is a huge, historic tax hike.
Sen. Robert M. Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), of course, is no ordinary babe-in-the-woods, backbench freshman.
He's a former Assembly speaker and lifelong political junkie who grooves on public policy.