how to run the Finder as root

$ sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder

this could be wrapped in a shell script. something like:

#!/bin/sh
# rootfinder - run Finder as root
exec sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder &

or, how about applescript?

do shell script "sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder >/dev/null 2>&1 &"
with administrator privileges
set ask_quit to display dialog "Quit Root Finder?" buttons {"Quit"}
if button returned of ask_quit is "Quit" then
        do shell script "killall -u root -c Finder >/dev/null 2>&1 &"
  with administrator privileges
end if