Asked if he thought voters who wanted more transparency in government were disappointed in Burris, Daley said he thought people would eventually "move on with their lives."
"Three people got killed [last night]. Do you think the people who killed them care who is their U.S. senator?" Daley said. "Life goes on."
Daley was referencing a triple shooting of teens on the South Side.
So Chicago's got a gang problem and Daley is completely helpless to stop it despite his past attempts to blame it all on gun owners so he thinks that the entire state should drop what they're doing and focus on his problems.
He could also be (poorly) trying to blunt calls for politicians blatantly involved in unethical (if not illegal) situations to resign as the Blagojevich/Burris investigations get closer and closer to City Hall.
Or perhaps both. This is Daley after all.