Why did sesame street replace cookie monster with vegetable monster?

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They didn't replace cookie monster at all: some reporters went berserk over the song "cookie is a sometimes food". they claimed it was cookie monster's new song. What they didn't pay attention to was the fact that it was Hoots who sang it, not cookie monster, and the fact that at the end, cookie monster yells "NOW is sometimes!" and eats a cookie.
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