Have you looked into the sudo command? It doesn't change anything, really. It's just a "wrapper" to give administrative priviledges without actually changing any file permissions. Anything other than that could possibly be unsafe.
If you're hell-bent on "cheating" and don't care about security then you could look into the "sticky bit" and adding /sbin and /usr/sbin to the user's path. Even less secure to the point of being dangerous you could just change the permissions of the program itself and ignoring the sticky bit. Again... quite unsafe and you didn't hear that from me...
Either way the solution ends up being rather simple.
EDIT: My guilt has made me come back just to tell you to please look into the sudo command before you start changing permissions and sticky bits. There are plenty of solutions with sudo being a great option.