In House of Cards, Rep. Francis Underwood's wife Claire is the director of the non-profit organization Clean Water Initiative. It seems to be a small potatoes operation with an annual budget around $1.5 million.
While there seems to be some symbiosis for Frank and Claire during the first 13 episodes, CWI seems a really odd career choice for Claire considering how the two of them have a relentlessly pursued life plan to gain power and conquer pretty much everything they face.
With Claire's skills, it would seem she could do better, like being a lobbyist, media person, or more. And it certainly seems like they would have plotted out a more ambitious purpose for her for their "power positioning".
Why is CWI her profession?